Artistic ode to freedom fighters, heritage sites at Chanakyapuri | Latest News Delhi

Passing by the recently painted underpass on Africa Avenue in Chanakyapuri, Delhi, the red and yellow pops on both sides cannot be dazzled. Passersby can also spot some of the heritage monuments and historical sites that define Delhi, as well as portraits of freedom fighters and a glimpse of the historic Dandi March.

Repeated to get a vibrant incarnation, the walls here reflect the rich history of India and its capital. “As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Jubilee celebration, our team has been invited by the New Delhi Municipal Council to create murals depicting scenes of the Indian independence movement and its associated people,” said Yogesh Saini of Delhi Street Art. We have decided to add new structures such as a war memorial and a new parliament; structures that will become part of Delhi’s heritage over time. ”

From India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Jantar Mantar to Police Monument, significant landmarks can be seen on the walls of this half-kilometer-long underpass. On the wall next to it are portraits of Rajaram Mohan Roy, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Sardar Udham Singh, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Swami Vivekananda, Rani Lakshmibai and others under the category of Bharat K Independent Sena. Sarojini Naidu, to name a few.

The pillars under the railroad underpass also depict yoga and meditation seals along with some floral decorations. Jyotsana Arya, an artist who has worked on these aspects, explains, “I am stirring every day as an artist. This latest work in Chanakyapuri is one of the biggest projects I have worked on. Every person on our team has their own expertise and skills. I worked with floral designs a little with a touch of Madhubani art and was inspired by my fellow artists working on portraits of our freedom fighters.

Says Abhishek Y, a crew of the Indian Navy living nearby: “I have never seen such detailed wall art examples elsewhere in Delhi. If artists diligently paint such works in the summer, one must stop and try to soak in the scenes and learn from them. It makes me feel good about my Indian heritage.

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