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Street Art Turns Haridwar Into Picture Gallery Before Kumbha Mela

on 2021/1/19 11:20:38 ( 383 reads )


DEHRADUN, INDIA, January 18, 2021 (Times of India): Walking on the roadside of Haridwar is a completely different experience these days. On the lines of Prayagrag Kumbha Mela of 2019, the walls of Haridwar city, too, have been brightened with murals, which largely depict Hindu mythology, culture and traditions of Uttarakhand. The breathtaking murals are a cynosure of all eyes and have given a completely new look to the Mela preparations. Government buildings, ghats, bridges and roadside walls have been used to brighten the holy city on the eve of Mela which is expected to be attended by millions of devotees. The beautification follows a Paint My City campaign initiated by the Haridwar-Roorkee Development Authority. Several social organizations, individuals and groups joined hands for the project. In the past few months, they worked for hours to first scrub clean and then paint the walls with mesmerizing colors. The murals have been designed on separate themes such as Kumbh, Ramayana, Uttarakhand traditions, musical instruments, folk dances and environment.

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