On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, a wall painting competition was organised in Guwahati on Tuesday for generating awareness on the environment.
The competition was organised by MyGov Assam in association with Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
Six teams from across the state participated in the daylong competition.
The competition was divided into five themes- (i) Rainwater Harvesting, (ii) Water Conservation, (iii) Refusal of Single-Use Plastic, (iv) Clean & Green Assam, and (v) Fit India Movement.
The first position was bagged by the team comprising of Pankaj Dhekial Phukon, Manjit Gogoi, Jyotirmoy Devnath.
Their painting depicting plastic menace showed how rampant use of plastic would destroy the earth one day.
The second position was bagged by the team of Jubin Ahmed, Alvis Pathak, and Devananda Das.
Their painting depicted about the dying aquatic life owing to the rampant water pollution.
The third prize was won jointly by two teams.
One of the joint winners was a team comprising of Irfan Khan, Rittyz Kashyap and Anupam Sinha who represents a Delhi-based NGO named Arth Art for Humanity.
Their painting spoke about the overall plastic pollution scenario in the world.
“The 3 Rs- refuse, recycle, reduce- is a wall painting by Arth Art for Humanity where we have tried to speak about the overall plastic menace the world is currently facing,” said Rittyz Kashyap while speaking to Northeast Now.
“Here we have tried to appeal to everyone to follow the 3 Rs for the sake of Gandhiji’s vision of a clean India,” Kashyap added.
“The medium of art is a strong medium for spreading messages on awareness and I am thankful to the MyGov Assam for initiating such an event,” he added.
Kashyap feels that as a practising social designer, he has a certain commitment towards society for bringing about a change.
Kashyap and his team painted on a wall adjacent to the Ulubari Higher Secondary School near Bora Service area of the city.
The other team to win the third spot comprised of Ratan Saikia, Jaydhar Boro, and Somujjal Saikia.
Their painting showed how plastic bottles have filled our rivers and gradually destroying it.
The wall painting competition was held across several areas of Guwahati including Six Mile, Last Gate, Jaya Nagar, etc.