Capital in graffiti tribute to Kargil heroes
Vehicles discarded by the Indian Army served as canvas for graffiti art to honour the martyrs of the 1999 Kargil war in the national Capital.
‘Kargil Diwas-Kargil...Lest We Forget’, an exhibition at Select Citywalk commemorates the 16th anniversary of the conflict between India and Pakistan, which claimed lives of 500 Indian soldiers.
Seven discarded vehicles provided by the Army were used by Delhi Street Art to create graffiti art showcased at the mall, which also displayed a 2,000 kg ceremonial gun.
Besides art, Army weapons and last letters of the martyrs written to their families have also been displayed.
“We got to create art on the famous Shaktiman Truck of the Army, besides gypsies and jeeps. We came to know that one of the vehicles was actually used in the war itself. We have dedicated one truck to the Air Force and the other trucks depict the soldiers capturing various points in the sector,” says Yogesh Saini, founder of Delhi Street Art.