An open canvas painting caught the attention of passers by on Marine Drive on Friday, where the students of Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara, and Model Technical School, Kaloor, took to painting their views on the Mullaperiyar issue on a 100-m-long canvas. The event was organised by TREE – the nature club of MEC, as part of its Mullaperiyar campaign.

“Kochi and Mumbai are two of the strongest defence points of India. Thus the Mullaperiyar disaster is not only a threat to the 35 lakh people of middle Kerala, but also a danger to national security,” said renowned artist M.V. Devan who inaugurated “Voice of the Voiceless.”

Shailaja Menon, member of India Against Corruption said, “we are very glad that there are concerned youngsters today, who in the midst of Facebook and internet have the drive to come out and register the issue facing the society.”

“As the next step of this campaign we intend to take this 100-m-long canvas to the Parliament,” said Akhil Shan, chairman of TREE.

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