Monday, August 17, 2009

ON A PAINTING SPREE

ON A PAINTING SPREE
BBMP’s new initiative will see paintings on various themes adorning the city’s walls
BANGALORE MIRROR BUREAU


Don’t be surprised to see Aihole or Hampi pictures embellishing the walls in the city. After rooting for social posters in government properties as a way to educate people, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena wants the city walls to be painted in vibrant colours and themes.
BBMP has embarked on the idea of painting the city walls with colourful motifs and designs. As a part of this exercise, selected walls along the main roads will be painted with pictures of folk art, animals and designs inspired from nature. This will not only make the mundane walls get a character of their own, but also please the eyes of commuters.
Meena said, “This initiative is a part of Bangalore beautification exercise and we hope that people will appreciate and support BBMP. The beautification exercise will have different themes. In schools and colleges, the walls will have educative and patriotic messages and paintings, while walls alongside Airport Road will have pictures of India’s tourist places. Kanakapura road will have stencil paintings of nature and Bannerghatta road will have pictures of animals.”
The first phase of the exercise will see dozens of artists from the city who will make the roadside walls their canvas. Public places like compound walls and outer wall of private houses will be painted after taking their consent. This will include art works, public interest messages, rangoli paintings and other types of decorations with secular and patriotic themes.

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