A street art event is being conducted in Nainital city by the authorities in association with a team from Mumbai. The event which will continue till December 31 will include activities like spray painting, rap and hip hop dance.
Members of the group from Mumbai informed the media here that with the assistance of the district administration, they are focusing on graffiti art which is quite popular in western nations. It has also gain ground in Indian cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Lucknow among others.
After reaching the lake city on Sunday, the 15-member team from Mumbai also started painting the wall at the municipal horse stand. Western pop music was being played as the team members painted graffiti on the wall. An open workshop was also held to provide information about graffiti, hip hop and rap. Two participants from France will also be involved in the event which will include musical performance during the evening. The youth will also be given tips on making a career in these fields.
The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) managing director Rohit Meena said that the group from Mumbai is working to beautify the walls in Nainital. They have painted two spots on the Mall Road. He further informed that this type of event will also be held in Haldwani, Ramnagar and Nainital during March 2020. Local artistes will also be included in the workshops, he added.