An 80-foot work of art by Mahatma Gandhi at Central Station – News Today

Chennai: Southern Railway unveiled an 80-foot-long mural to mark the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and the farewell of the Swachchta Pakhwada (clean pipe).

A railway statement says the Chennai Division unveiled this magnificent 80-foot mural of Mahatma Gandhi in the Moore Market Complex (MMC) building which serves as a terminal for commuter trains.

This work of art, which was designed as part of the beautification of the Chennai Central Station complex, was a fitting homage to the Father of the Nation who had redefined the ideal of cleanliness and sanitation in the conscience collective community.

The mural was created in collaboration with Renault Nissan Technology and Business Center, was unveiled to the public.

The mural depicts the original sketch of Mahatma Gandhi getting off a train and received by several political leaders, including Sardar Vallabhai Patel, was drawn by retired railway artist MA Sankaralingam.

The mural was completed in just eight days and a large crane was used to paint at such a height. This illustrative sketch of the Mahatma disembarking from a train has been prominent in many important places across India.

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