NDMC adds creativity to walls of Sansad Marg subway
The New Delhi Municipal Council, added a dash of color and creativity to the walls of the Sansad Marg pedestrian subway in Connaught Place. In order to encourage more pedestrians to start using the subways in the heart of the city, NDMC and Delhi Street Art jointly conceived the idea to turn these public spaces into avenues of creative expression. With this in mind, it was decided to start with the Sansad Bhawan subway and create art works on the practice of Yoga.
NDMC officials said that the artists from Delhi Street Art designed and created a series of wall art panels depicting various Yoga postures. Each Yoga posture was created in the backdrop of a landmark or a historical monument. The selection of Yoga poses was based on the Common Yoga Principles outlined by the Aayush Ministry. “The Council has created several public underground subways, however, many people choose to not use them as they often don’t want to make the extra effort of taking a few steps down and up, even for their own safety. It has been NDMC’s endeavour to bring more color and art to these spaces so more people are attracted towards using them,” said an official.
The official informed that all these art works were successfully exhibited as part of the International Yoga Day celebrations in Connaught Place. The NDMC continues to make new and innovative efforts to make the vision of a Smart City a reality and art is an essential component of public life in the city. “It is hoped that this latest initiative will also encourage Delhiites and visitors to start using the pedestrian subways as we have turned this space at Sansad Marg into a public art gallery. People can now pause from the hustle and bustle of the streets and maybe take back a creative impression with them.”