By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 3 Nov: The pocket money funded student activist group, Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD), invoked the unique features of Garhwali culture in preparing yet another wall mural at a poster and urine clad stretch of Parade Ground. Close to two dozen volunteers from the student group participated in the wall transformation activity for a week.
The wall art that has been prepared by MAD shows the intricate design of traditional Garhwali architecture, such as the pillars and the carvings on the wall. It depicts a rural Garhwali woman dressed in native attire looking out from behind the pillar. The message drawn on the mural reads that the mountains represent ideals symoblising the best of Uttarakhandi values.
What is noteworthy is that before this wall mural, what stood in its place was a shabby wall that was used as a public urination spot. MAD has identified several segments in the perimeter of the Parade Ground in need of cleanliness and beautification. The students’ group is encouraging its talented volunteers who are willing to bring their art out of their drawing files to help develop a niche identity for the Doon Valley through such art forms. MAD has already transformed close to a dozen patches on the Parade Ground wall perimeter with such art.
Present at the activity were Shreya Rohilla, Yashraj, Archie Bisht, Utkarsh, Sameer, Adarsh Tripathi, Inder and Aryan.
MAD has appealed to more artistic youngsters in the Doon Valley to come out of their comfort zones and bring their visual delight of the art to all citizens of the Doon Valley.