City's budding artists deliver creative message of cleanliness

City's budding artists deliver creative message of cleanliness

The old wall of Victoria School, near a sub-urban bus stand in the city, turned into a message board for the budding artists to express the importance of cleanliness and sending positive messages with their paintings.

With the 'Swachhata fever' gripping the city, the artistes and students of various institutions joined hands painting the wall depicting the city's history and carrying the social message on cleanliness.

More than 150 budding artists from four institutions Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Kalanikethana School of Art, Vyjayanti School of Arts and Ravivarma Art Institute decorated the wall measuring 180-foot length and 6.5 ft height with their art. The paintings highlighted cleanliness, dumping and segregating garbage, workers cleaning the streets and others. Besides, a few paintings depicted the landmarks of the city.

Appreciating the artists, the environmentalists said that the work added more colour to the beauty of the city. The paintings send a positive message to the people and also motivate them to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. The painting will definitely motivate the people to extend their cooperation to help the city in getting 'Clean City' tag in Swachh Survekshan 2018 survey, they said.

The event was organised as part of 'Swachchata Fortnight' by the Directorate of Field Publicity, Department of Information and Broadcasting, in view of increasing public participation and to create awareness about Swachh Survekshan-2018.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep and Assistant Director Field Publicity T C Poornima inaugurated the event by painting the wall. The event aimed at cleaning the city by giving an opportunity to artists to participate in Swachh Bharat Mission.

"We planned to rope in the people working in different sectors to participate in Swachh Bharat Mission," said Poornima.

Cleanliness drives have also been organised for the medical professionals, advocates, KSRTC employees, at District court complex, KSRTC sub-urban bus stand, hospital premises, respectively. Advocates, KSRTC employees, doctors and public will participate in the drive on different days, she said.

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