An 80 ft art work of Mahatma Gandhi at Central Railway Station

Chennai: Southern Railway has unveiled a 80-feet long wall mural to mark the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and the valedictory of the Swachchta Pakhwada (cleanliness drive).

A Railway release here said the Chennai Division unveiled this beautiful 80-feet wall mural of Mahatma Gandhi at the Moore Market Complex (MMC) building which serves as the terminal for suburban trains.

This art work, which has been conceived as a part of the beautification of Chennai Central Railway Station complex, was a fitting tribute to the Father of the Nation who had redefined the ideal of cleanliness and sanitation in the collective consciousness of the community.

The mural was created in collaboration with Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre, was unveiled for public viewing.

The mural depicts the original sketch of Mahatma Gandhi getting down from a train and being received by several political leaders including Sardar Vallabhai Patel was drawn by railway’s retired artist M A Sankaralingam.

The mural painting was completed in just eight days and a large crane was used for painting at such a height. This illustrative sketch of Mahatma disembarking from a train has been prominently displayed at many important places throughout India.

 

NT Bureau