Art is a way to express one’s ideology and can immediately transform a place into a beautiful piece of art-work and instil life into a canvas. Artists from a street art collective from Delhi used their imagination to paint a beautiful picture of India and brightened a slum in New Delhi. Raghubir Nagar that is home to several low-income households was given a colourful makeover with its walls being painted with “huge murals depicting nature, religion and daily life,” reported Tribune.
Yogesh Saini, the founder of Delhi Art Street, told ET, “The aim was to bring some positive change and confidence in the locals, who were usually forgotten by society.”
The beautiful initiative was set in motion by a local parliamentarian. People living in the matchbox-like houses in the poverty-ridden area were happy to see the positive transformation in the vicinity. A local resident, Santhosh said, “We are feeling good about the change it has brought to our locality. We are seeing a lot of people coming to the settlement to take pictures. For the first time, we also feel like equals in society.”
The quirky and colourful murals and graffiti now attract selfie-lovers, photographers and Instagrammers who wouldn’t have otherwise visited the place. “It looks fabulous. Now all commuters look at our slum and click pictures,” said a 63-year-old resident.
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