When it came to painting the walls of Railway Station that too for a social cause we had to agree without much a do. Initially, Suman Prasad got a call from RJ Manoj Nag regarding an event which had to take place at the Tata Railway Station on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The event was to promote Swach Bharat Abhiyan on a mega scale. A member of Change India Foundation Biswajeet Prasad recommended FlaminArt to Red FM. Listening to this we just wanted to plunge into painting the station walls. On getting the confirmation we got to know that the event was organized by RED FM 93.5 in collaboration with C hange India Foundation with a tag line of “MAAF KAR SAAF KAR”. FlaminArt was very proud to associate with such a noble event. FlaminArt got a total of five small walls and a big wall. We planned to do tribal art on the five small walls and the painting which was to be portrayed on the big wall was a surprise for all. It actually had to be a digital painting on a very unique concept of portraying a digital Bapu. We wanted to give a new dimension and a touch of diversity to every wall. After the approval of the designs layout was made a day earlier than the main event from 9 pm to 12 am. Suman Prasad was really unwell on the night before the event. She couldn’t sleep the entire night but the excitement to perform at the railway station pulled her off and her illness was never an issue at all. The best part of the event was that students from various schools as well as FlaminArt participated with a lot of enthusiasm. The students of FlaminArt had put in a lot of hard work and seamless effort to bring out what we thought of. Our lead artist Rishav Malhar was completely engrossed on portraying a digital Bapu. His efforts are countless and praiseworthy. All credits to him and Suman Prasad to be able to bring out such a wonderful painting. Everything was going on smoothly but gradually as time passed by the scorching heat of the sun became a big trouble for everyone to stand and work there for so long. The heat made people droop and faint and faces turned pale. But hats off to the students of FlaminArt they worked without stopping. They were having so much zeal in them that the heat did not affect them. Food packets were provided to everybody from CIF. The interesting part was that even after repeated requests to have food our students were interested only in painting. It was amazing to watch the way they worked. I, myself was a part of this event and am a very proud person to be able to witness such outstanding work and also got a chance to paint. The members of CIF and RED FM extended a lot of help and support to us which gave us every comfort to work properly. From providing food, soft drinks and water to giving us umbrellas and boosting our confidence with encouragement, the overall support extended is highly appreciable. People were very eager to know as to what was being drawn on the big wall given to us because for a very long time span nobody was able to make out that it was a digital painting of Bapu. It was a pleasant surprise for all when it got revealed. We worked there from 5 in the morning till 2 pm in the afternoon. We were all very tired and had no energy left to even walk a step or two. But it was fun working there and a proud feeling to be able to support the cause of Swach Bharat Abhiyan. Our hard work paid off as we got a huge media coverage in Prabhat Khabar and Telegraph. The members who participated from FlaminArt were Adarsh Agiwal, Anuj Mallick, Nisha Jha, Suman, Suman Prasad, Rishav Malhar, Shazia Kalam, Shweta Singh, Rajiv Kumar and Priyadarshni Khatua. The cherry on the cake was FlaminArt got a recognition from the DRM of Tata Railway Station Mr. Rajendra Prasad. All the members who were a part of the event also got certificates of appreciation through CIF. A big thank you to RED FM, CIF and very proud of FlaminArt.14479544_1115190441890589_2348567825733350820_n

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