Bengaluru’s Richards Town Recently Witnessed A Spot Fix And It’s Inspiring!
Have you guys noticed the famous “black spot” opposite Clarence High School in Bengaluru’s Richards Town? Thankfully, the black spot is cleaned up and is now the brightest spot in this area.
The place was once used for disposing off waste and was frequented by street mongers. It had also turned to be a suicide spot according to a few locals. But, all this, thankfully, is now a closed chapter in Bangalore now. The resident association along with the pourakarmikas have cleared this area and made a footpath and the railways also helped them with building a high wall, to prevent people from trying to dispose off waste here.
The wall is painted beautifully with pastel shades of blue, pink, green and yellow by the Richard’s Town Resident’s Welfare Association with the help of some kind sponsors including India Foundation for the Arts, Asian Paints. The wall is painted with children’s art and the words “Richards Town”.
Aditya Fernandes, an artist, roped in some children living in the area and got them to sketch whatever they saw. They spent time at important architectural landmarks in their area: the bandstand, the railway station, church, old age home and pine tree. Simplicity of these young kids drawings stands out on these walls.
Change only happens when you work for it. The incredible transformation of Richards Town is the perfect example for it. Do you guys know any other black spots in Bangalore? Are you ready to make a change? Let us know.