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Delhi-NCR Gets Its First Artistic Slum

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 11:10AM IST (5:40AM GMT)
Delhi NCR, India: Shalimar Paints Ltd, established in 1902, one of the first paint company in India and South East Asia, embarked on an initiative to paint smiles by taking up the task to transform Sanjay camp, Chanakyapuri into Delhi`s first artistic slum. In association with Button Mushrooms, students of fine art and social service societies from Delhi University and volunteers not only made the Sanjay Camp colourful but also artistic with their creativity.

There is so much a colour can do, it gives black and white a new life, adds happiness to sorrow. We at Shalimar Paints believe a little colour definitely makes a lot of difference may it be a feeling of joy, an identity and sense of change, clean and vividness. Kachi Gali – ‘Rang Desh ke’, was an attempt to galvanize today’s youth to bring alive this thought using their talent and passion to bring a change in the society- adding an artsy colourful touch to Swachh Bharat Campaign. As a part of the initiative, primary school`s walls were also covered in artistic murals so that more and more kids get encouraged to come to school. Happy with the transformation of the camp few residents remarked, “It feels Diwali festivities have begun and we just need to light up crackers,” while others who were returning from their work chores said, "It feels we have come back to a different place.”

The two-day activity held on 17th-18th March 2018 at Sanjay Camp saw a large-scale participation from the student and societies of Delhi University, where along with students even local dwellers came together to beautify their own vicinity. Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Anmol Gagroo, Head – Marketing, Shalimar Paints Ltd, said – “We strongly believe today’s youth has an infinite potential and Kachi Gali is an example of that. In 48 hrs, 350+ volunteers painted over 750 households covering over 1000+ walls and a primary school. The artists created over 200+ graffiti and countless smiles. In future, you are definitely going to see more of such activities.”

About Shalimar Paints
Established in 1902, it can be said that the history of Shalimar Paints is the history of the paint industry in India and also in South East Asia. The company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of decorative paints and industrial coatings. The decorative business covers both Interior and Exterior paints where it has a number of flagship brands. The Company also has tinting systems under the brand ‘Color Space’ where it offers more than 10,000 shades across all product lines to its customers. Some of India’s iconic buildings and structures such as the Howrah Bridge, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Salt Lake Stadium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and many others, continue to be painted with Shalimar Paints. The company currently has four manufacturing units and a strong footprint across the country with over 30+ branches and depots. The wide and expansive network of RDC and depots spread across the country ensures that the products are available at every doorstep. Apart from India, Shalimar also caters to people from Nepal, UAE and Bhutan.
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Ayushi Mukherjee Brave, Shalimar Paints Ltd, ayushi.mukherjee@shalimarpaints.com, +91-9716746064

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