‘A Letter to Gandhi’ helps you write to the Father of the Nation
Those interested in Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (M.K. Gandhi) can pull out a postcard offered free and write to him. All they have to do is - put the letter in a “real” old, big post box installed at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre on M.G. Road, initiated by Namma Metro (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited-BMRCL).
The letters will be delivered to artiste Surekha, curator of the Rangoli Metro Art Centre (Rangoli-Mac), who is curating a display of all those letters to Gandhiji written in many languages. This interactive project began on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2)and will continue till October 30. All the letters will be exhibited at Rangoli from November 1 onwards, which will be open to public.
“A Letter to Gandhi” is an idea conceived by Surekha. The project reminiscences about how familiar is the current city to Gandhian values, that too at Rangoli on the road which is named after him. U.A. Vasantha Rao, General Manager, BMRCL, has supported the project as well as in bringing the Philatelic Association and the Post Office to collaborate with Rangoli.
Hence, along with the ‘Letter to Gandhi’ project, a rare and unique display of postal stamps depicting the struggle for country’s independence, are on display till October 30. Along with these, a curated photo exhibition about Gandhiji is on display at ‘Vismaya’ gallery in Rangoli.
“People have written to Gandhi irrespective of whether they are students, professionals or cultural personalities. Several hundreds of letters have been received; and for most of those who wrote it, it was the first ever letter writing and posting experience they had, in this age of digital communication,” says Surekha.