Tuesday, 22 May 2012

STREET ART COMPETITION 3 (2012)





During the month of march this year,a competition was organized by message welfare trust in collaboration with master paints and punjab government.The purpose of this campaign was to paint different walls of lahore to make them look beautiful and at the same time it was considered a protest against wall chalking that destroys our walls and also promotes unnecessary opposition among different sections of society.It was a wonderful experience to be a part of this practical campaign as we painted a wall on egerton road on march 4th 2012.
First of all an overwhelming majority was present in alhamra lahore for the opening ceremony of this campaign.We all were briefed about what to do next and where to paint your wall and in which manner we should complete this work.On 4th march we all were excited as to what will be done next but then we were given paint,brushes,water,oil and other things necessary for that.We were participating for the first  time in this campaign so we didn't prepare a beautiful drawing to be painted but managed to paint what we wanted.we showed a contrast of present PAKISTAN with the PAKISTAN of future and we depicted that our future is very bright.We were also given lunch by the management and everything was done gracefully and the purpose of campaign was awesome too.All the 120 teams (650 participants) of the day that were painting walls completed their work till 5pm and then a photograph was taken of the walls with their participants.Eacch team contained 5 members and three weekends were selected for painting(4,11,18 march).A total of about 130 teams(650 participants) painted johar town,and on 18th march 800 participants painted walls of Gulberg


.And then on 23rd of march  biggest canvas painting in the history was painted by 1306 students from the same teams who were selected for that same  campaign.National hockey stadium was selected for this biggest painting.This hopefully will be endorsed by guinese world record and surely another record will be grabbed by passionate PAKISTANI people.Certificates of participation were also given to both wall and biggest painting contestants.A jubilent closing ceremony (though much awaited) was also arranged in Aiwan e iqbal lahore to give away the certificates.Participating in such campaigns is surely a life time experience and message welfare trust is pondering over to extend this campaign to other cities of PAKISTAN to show thhe hatred against wall chalking.Thesse type of campaigns are healthy in a sense that they develope a consciousness in people to keep their area clean.     

All the wall paintings and world's largest painting can be viewed here

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