Wall painting campaign to beautify Khammam

Updated - January 12, 2015 05:57 am IST

Published - January 12, 2015 12:00 am IST - KHAMMAM:

Artists painting images on a wall as part of the wall painting project in Khammam.-PHOTO: G.N. RAO

Artists painting images on a wall as part of the wall painting project in Khammam.-PHOTO: G.N. RAO

In an effort to beautify the town and showcase the glorious cultural heritage of the district, the Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the allied government departments has embarked on a wall painting project in Khammam.

The project envisages painting of impressive images depicting the rich folk art heritage and grandeur of the tribal art forms of the Telangana State.

The initiative gains significance in the backdrop of the special drive launched by the civic body to remove wall posters and graffiti on the walls of various government and private office buildings besides other structures across the town.

The wall painting campaign has been launched as per a specific suggestion made by Collector K Ilambarithi in this regard at a review meeting held here recently, sources added.

Folk art

Impressive paintings highlighting the popular Bonalu and other folk art forms besides the Kommu Koya tribal dance form have already come up on the walls of some office buildings, private clubs and the flyover near the Mayuri Centre under the project.

The project will be implemented in the main junctions and other parts of the town in a phased manner to beautify the town and highlight the vibrant cultural heritage of the Telangana State, said Venu Manohar, in-charge Municipal Commissioner, Khammam. The Telangana State’s flower, animal and bird will be painted on the walls at main centres in the town, he said.

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