Meet the young Guwahatians who are beautifying the city

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Meet the young Guwahatians who are beautifying the city!

G Plus News | January 31, 2018 13:28 hrs

Much has been talked about the beautification of Guwahati ahead of the Advantage Assam event. Photos of city paintings have been circulating everywhere and people spitting 'paan' on the freshly painted streets are going viral. All said and done, let's meet the young Guwahatians who have been putting in efforts day and night, to beautify the city with their unique and creative artistry.

The newly constructed flyover near the LGBI Airport has been given a fresh look by the young doodle artist of Guwahati, Santanu  Hazarika and bamboo artist Luwab Khan. The duo has been working on beautification of the flyover, mainly the pillars, to showcase the rich elements of the Assamese culture. They started their work on 24th January. "We have put on a lot of effort to beautify the city. I request all the citizens of Guwahati to help us keep the city clean, and not spit anywhere and everywhere," said Santanu.

For anyone crossing the Sixmile bridge, it is impossible to miss the big demon face painted on one of the pillars below the bridge. The otherwise ordinary bridge now looks like a scene right out of some culturally rich Assamese movie. The team members behind the beautification of the area are - Ashok Das, Nayan Kalita, Prantik Dutta, Chandan Deka, and Maidul Islam. Nayan Deka, speaking to G Plus, said, "Our theme was Assamese culture. We have crafted hand painted murals of 'Axomiya Jaapi', 'Bihu dance', 'Axomiya Gamusa', and the face of 'Ravan', which is a special attraction during the 'Bhaona' of Majuli."

The street walls opposite the DC Court at Kachari, Pan Bazar, now depict the glorious battles of Assam. The team has worked on the chronological history of various battles of Assam and wonderfully showcased these in paintings. The members, who are students and professional artists, have been working for hours everyday to give a bright look to the city roads. The members are Anupam Chakroborty, Suman, Nilam, Rashika, Shayantika, Mirza, and Divyanshu.

All the beautification projects have been awarded to the artists by GMC, under Smart City project.

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