Take a walk with ‘Gandhi in the Metro’
Commuters taking a walk down the corridors of Delhi Metro’s Jor Bagh station will be greeted by sepia-tinted portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, and iconic pictures depicting several leaders of the freedom struggle in action from Tuesday.
An exhibition, ‘Gandhi in the Metro’, comprising a collection of pictures taken by noted photographer late Kulwant Roy, has been unveiled at the station to celebrate Gandhi’s life and times days ahead of his birth anniversary.
The pictures, put up in a mix of big size panels and display boards, also capture historic political meetings, iconic portraits and provide glimpses into the lives of famous freedom fighters and leaders.
The exhibition has been jointly organised by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and India Habitat Centre (IHC) and was curated by photographers Aditya Arya and Indivar Kamtekar.
“Gandhi stood for cleanliness and punctuality. We like to imagine that our trains and stations would have impressed him,” the curators said.
A stall has also been put up at the station to distribute free postcard pictures of images that are on display to visitors and passengers. It will remain open from 8 am to 8 pm on all days for the next two months.
Meanwhile, a nearly 6.5-ft-long cobra was spotted inside Delhi Metro’s Yamuna Bank Depot, sparking a clamour among the people.
It was at around 11 am on Monday that one Jyoti found the reptile coiled in front of the entrance to an office complex inside the Yamuna Bank Depot.
She made a call to NGO Wildlife SOS, who then turned up to rescue the reptile.
“On reaching the spot we saw that the snake, terrified due to a crowd that had gathered around it, had slunk into the nearest hiding space that it could find. We rescued it and took it to our rescue centre for observation,” said a member of the NGO.
The reptile was found to be healthy and will be released into its natural habitat shortly, the NGO said.