Varanasi: Artists Add Colour To Ganga Ghat

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Varanasi: Artists Add Colour To Ganga Ghat
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This was Varanasi’s Bundi Parkota ghat a few months ago. Now, it appears different. As part of a campaign started by Mojarto, supported by Namami Gange and Union Bank of India (UBI), the walls of this ghat have been made colourful with the help of drawings and paintings.

The walls of Dashashwamedh, Brahma, Sheetla and Panchganga ghats are also covered with similar types of paintings, turning the Ganga riverside beautiful.

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Apart from conch shells and wildlife, symbols connected to Varanasi’s identity have also been drawn on these walls. Here, artists have made use of symbols which are related to the environment, ecosystem and culture.

Meenakshi Payal, the convener of this project, elaborated on the objective behind these paintings, which have jointly been made by artists from Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, France and Japan. The Municipal Corporation and UBI also assisted in this project.

Apart from this, a park has also been made on Bundi Parkota ghat, for which Spanish architect Juan was consulted and tyres, wires and furniture provided by the Municipal Corporation were used.

Varanasi is the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and everyone watches it keenly. A similar initiative is needed in all those cities which connect India to its past.