What is a motley group of 142 people capable of? Changing the face of the city, it seems. With the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan failing to cut ice with the law-abiding citizens of the country, a bunch of students from Dombivli has undertaken what you can call Sundar Bharat Abhiyan. Which means they arent just ensuring cleanliness, but also going the extra mile to beautify public property. Think graffiti, paintings, powerful social messages and even minions!
Last week, they changed the face of the Dombivli railway station beyond recognition. Take a look at some of the pictures!
The initiative began last year, on Gudi Padwa, and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
The students were inspired by The Ugly Indian Page on Facebook and its core members, led by Amey Kumthekar, decided to work towards a single goal gather dedicated volunteers and clean up their locality, one street at a time. When you do something like it, awareness is almost inbuilt in the drive. One of the best ways to send passersby guilt-tripping run the paint brush across a dirty wall as they watch.
For the group, public places are the canvas. Artists, led by Vaibhav Jagtap, have done a marvelous job with plastic paint and iron will. The best part: Even if you were to overlook the social messaging, these paintings are still a great work of art.
Oddly enough, the railway authorities backed the Dombivli station initiative to the hilt. The group got the necessary permissions within a week.
The groups page has gone viral on Facebook, with images of their efforts being liked and shared by thousands.
One small step by a group, a giant leap for mankind!