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Duty no bar for Uttarakhand woman cop to follow her passion

The eight-ten-hour-long duty everyday in a police control room in Dehradun, has failed to keep 42-year-old Sunita Negi from pursuing her passion of making pencil sketches of celebrities

dehradun Updated: Feb 06, 2018 21:30 IST
Mukesh Rawat
Mukesh Rawat
Hindustan Times
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A sketch done by constable Sunita Negi. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

The eight-ten-hour-long duty everyday in a police control room in Dehradun, has failed to keep
42-year-old Sunita Negi from pursuing her passion of making pencil sketches of celebrities.

A constable in the Uttarakhand police, Negi said that her childhood hobby helps her cope with the work pressure.

“Whenever I am tensed after my duty and household work, I try to sketch something. It makes me feel better. I never had any professional training in art. But, since childhood, I have always enjoyed making pencil sketches,” she said.

Speaking about the subjects of her artwork, Negi, who is a mother of two, said that she likes to sketch human faces. However, since time is often a constraint, she makes pencil sketches of celebrities from their photographs, besides other interesting photographs that appear in newspapers and magazines.

“My duty and household chores often leave very little time for pursuing my hobby. Usually, I take two-three days to make a sketch. But when I am free, I can prepare a sketch within hours,” Negi said.

Recently, she created a Facebook page to promote her work. “I am new on Facebook. The page was created after someone suggested that I should share my work with others. The response has been encouraging so far and I am hopeful that it will get better,” she added.

Last week, the Facebook page of Uttarakhand Police also shared one of her sketches and the post garnered more than 1,700 likes and nearly 200 comments.

When asked if she wishes to take up a professional course to hone her skills further, Negi said that she would happily go for it if she gets some support.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 21:30 IST