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CFGD celebrated Earth Day by painting on a dirty wall to Save the Earth

Dr Nitin Pandey

22-April-2012



Street Graffitti is finally in Doon. After being popular in West and in Metros it hit Dehra Dun on Sunday, the 22nd of April, Earth Day. In an interesting move, members of Citizens For Green Doon took up a dirty, unkempt wall in Cannought Place and turned it into a piece of art, giving out a heartfelt appeal to Doonites “Save our Earth”.

“Inspired by the dramatic effect of street graffiti in Metros and in South India, we wondered why we could not do it in Doon” reveals Sonia Pandey, a member of CFGD. “The initial task of locating a really dirty wall was difficult, as was convincing our members about the efficacy of it. We finally found one in Cannought Place, behind a Municipal Garbage Bin, Tagorevilla. It was really smelly and apparently had never been painted. And we did it” she said with a smile.

BeforeAfter
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“Street Art is the in-thing these days” said Prasanna Kapoor, a law student from UPES. “It is a peaceful, creative way to spread the message of environment, yet very intense. Youth in particular are drawn to it and hence can be used as a means of motivating them too, to work for the environment. Even though this was the first time I painted on a wall, I loved every minute of it”

The youngest participant, Rhea Mary, a 8 year old student of St. Joseph’s Academy was the one who spontaneously said the wisest of the words “When as a child, I can see the dirt and filth in our city, why can’t grown up people who run the city see it?”. Seen painting enthusiastically, it later turned out, Rhea had come in spite of a very high fever. “There is no way I could miss a chance to paint butterflies on the walls of my city” she said smilingly.

Artists at work
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It took 16 people 3 hours to complete the painting. Said a tired but satisfied, Ruchi Singh Rao, the designer of the painting “It looks beautiful and gives out a message. I just hope people don’t stick posters on it or deface it otherwise. If it lasts then we surely will paint all the dirty walls in our city with messages for saving the environment. I really appeal to all the learned residents of Doon, please do not spoil our hard work”

Among those who participated were Vineeta Bhardwaj, Anjali Bhatia, Harminder Singh, Daljinder Singh, Shubhendra Singh, Ajanta Singh, Himanshu Arora, Jonish Chaudhry, Maneesh Singh & Dr Nitin Pandey



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