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Leave your artistic impression on Thane this December

The walls allotted to the professional artists include the one opposite Singhania School, Teen Hath Naka service road, Dharmveer Anand Dighe toll post, Kopri Circle, Kopri ST workshop, Kausa Stadium and Kalwa ST depot. Apart from this 20 to 25 walls in every ward have been shortlisted to be painted by schools and residents.

mumbai Updated: Nov 22, 2016 16:32 IST
Megha Pol
The only protocol to be followed is that the paintings should not be obscene, offend religious sentiments or be politically influenced, said civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal.
The only protocol to be followed is that the paintings should not be obscene, offend religious sentiments or be politically influenced, said civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal.(Praful Gangurde )

The Thane Municipal Corporation will give you a chance to give wings to your artistic streak this December. The civic body has announced the ‘Paint The City Wall’ initiative wherein residents, housing complexes, schools and artists will paint the walls across the city on December 4. Apart from a few selected walls for professional artists, the residents can choose any wall in their locality to paint.

Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said, “We have joined hands with the residents, artists, schools and NGOs to paint the walls across the city. Painting them will not only beautify the city, it will also prevent them from being defaced by posters. We have shortlisted several walls which will be painted by professional artists, while the remaining will be painted by schoolchildren and residents.”

The walls allotted to the professional artists include the one opposite Singhania School, Teen Hath Naka service road, Dharmveer Anand Dighe toll post, Kopri Circle, Kopri ST workshop, Kausa Stadium and Kalwa ST depot. Apart from this 20 to 25 walls in every ward have been shortlisted to be painted by schools and residents.

“We have kept the theme open. It can be based on lakes in the city, old settlements, Thane after 50 years, transformation of Ghodbunder Road or landmarks in the city. It can be any theme other than the city; there is no restriction on ideas. The only protocol to be followed is that the paintings should not be obscene, offend religious sentiments or be politically influenced,” said Jaiswal.

A well-known paint company will repair the chosen walls and also provide the paints as part of their corporate social responsibility, while the corporation will be responsible for varnishing the painted walls and maintaining them.

WHAT THEY SAID

“The civic commissioner has allotted us the wall opposite Singhania school. I will be painting realistic reflection of Thane as I want people to understand it.”

Kishore Nanivdekar, artist from Thane

“We plan to paint the walls of several residential societies along Ghodbunder Road on the themes ‘Save the Girl Child’ and ‘Environmental Conservation’. We might come up with more innovative themes by December 4.”

Waman Kale, president, Ghodbunder Road Housing Societies Welfare Association