Kids to colour up Guwahati walls

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Guwahati, Oct 23: The mundane white walls of Assam's capital Guwahati would soon be brightened up with paintings by kids.

The Guwahati Development Department (GDD) has decided to engage school children in painting elaborate and picturesque diagrams on all government building compound walls in the city, GDD Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma said here yesterday.

'' The school children will put their thoughts in colours on the walls and this would surely make the city more beautiful,'' he said.

The walls of government buildings from Jalukbari to Raj Bhavan would be painted in the first phase, with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi scheduled to inaugurate the venture at Nehru Park on October 26.

Dr Sharma said the students of art schools would be involved in it and the first phase would be completed in about a fortnight.

''Depending on the success, other areas of the city would also be included,'' the minister said.

The paintings would mostly depict the state's culture and will not be too preachy so as to maintain their aesthetic beauty.

Dr Sharma said private parties would also be approached for permission to paint their walls as the endevaour would not only help in brand-building for the city but also stop defacing of walls.


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