Mumbai artist paints slums in Pune to change society’s mindset towards them
Pune, March 11: It's always pleasing to see the world from an artist's perspective. And Mumbai-based artist Rouble Nag has reiterated it. Her NGO Rouble Nagi Art Foundation is painting the slums of Pune in bright colours under the 'Misaal Mumbai' initiative to change people's perception, a report in ANI said.
"I want to connect to these people through arts. The main aim is not to colour the walls but bring a change in their mindset," Nagi was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Slums in Pune being coloured under 'Misaal Mumbai', an initiative of Rouble Nagi- a Mumbai-based artist & founder of NGO Rouble Nagi Art Foundation; Nagi says,"I want to connect to these people through arts. Main aim is not to colour the walls but bring a change in their mindset" pic.twitter.com/snFRH6lFeD— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
ANI also quoted her as saying: "When I paint 20 walls here, 200 people come & stand with me. If I go to their home as a social activist & try to help, they'll have that speculation that who is she. So we start with colouring, they come out of their homes, & that's when we tell them what we want to do."
Nagi said the aim of the initiative was to change people's mindsets towards slums and also to connect with slum dwellers who are generally viewed in negative light.
The Twitterati was impressed with Nagi's work and praised her. Here are some reactions:
Madam ji your work in New Delhi is also wonderful ..— krishna Pratap (@krishna13067011) March 8, 2019
It's a wonderful initiative under the form of #ART Garden-fresh perspective for change in people's life & core agenda is even more prominent. An #Artist can mould people's mind gently.— Kshama (@kshama1703) March 8, 2019
Seems all good, supppaa..!!👌#Misaalmumbai
Simple yet great initiative ! Hope it brings in the desired change in mindset— Mohan Joshi (@MohanJo26115035) March 8, 2019
The 'Misaal Mumbai' scheme also tries to make living conditions hygienic for the slum dwellers, make their houses waterproof and bring an overall improvement in sanitation.