Students show the beautiful way
A girl bringing water to fill earthen pots kept for birds at Indigo Street of Balayya Sastry Layout.— Photo: C. V. Subrahmanyam
Taking forward the initiative of the residents of Indigo Street in Balayya Sastry Layout, students of architecture have taken up beautification.
The transformers and electric poles had been beautified with art work which students took up with their hands.
The beautification had been taken up as a part of “Urban design learning process” by students of Varaha College of Architecture and Planning.
To improve greenery in the street after the devastation caused by cyclone Hudhud, residents launched a plantation drive in December last.
To give it a character, they had planted saplings that give indigo flowers. The beautification was a continuation of that.
The students also conveyed a message to residents by painting a slogan thanking Hud Hud for reminding them of the value of nature’s motherhood.
With summer setting in, in a timely gesture, they have also put earthen bowls to provide water and grains to birds. The exercise is aimed at inculcating a sense of ownership among residents of the street, says architect Y. Narasimha Rao who lives there.
The entire exercise was carried out on Saturday and Sunday and residents were quite supportive by providing snacks, tea and butter milk and encouraged them.