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Nippon Paint And Bengaluru’s Transgender Community, Give Public Space A New Lease Of Life

Nippon has also rendered support to the initiative by taking proper precautions to ensure the painting space was a safe zone and all the volunteers were provided with the necessary safety gears to keep themselves safe while undertaking the painting.

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Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division), Asia Pacific’s leading paint manufacturer, and members of the Aravani Art Project today successfully wrapped up the final phase of renovating dilapidated walls of Swami Vivekananda metro station. Nippon paint has launched this initiative in an attempt to pay tribute to the efforts of frontline workers and healthcare professionals who are risking their lives during the pandemic. The project which began in September, saw transgender volunteers from the Aravani Art Project who painted the last of many walls outside Swami Vivekananda metro station. Over 4,000 sq. ft of wall area has now been beautified with wall murals, graffiti designs, and patterns celebrating the spirit of frontline workers and healthcare professionals amidst Covid-19.

Mr. Padasalgi Vinay Jayateerthi – GM (Sales) Karnataka, Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division), kick-started the event which saw the participation of many volunteers.  Approximately 120 litres of environmental-friendly paints, primers and painting tools were supplied by Nippon Paint to give a safe and fresh new look to select areas of the station. Nippon has also rendered support to the initiative by taking proper precautions to ensure the painting space was a safe zone and all the volunteers were provided with the necessary safety gears to keep themselves safe while undertaking the painting.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint India commented “Nippon Paint salutes the service of frontline workers and health professionals during the current pandemic, who are risking their personal safety to keep us all safe. This is our effort to offer them our encouragement and recognition for their services in such dire times. We are all the more delighted to join hands with members of the transgender community from The Aravani Art Project to work with us on this initiative. It is heartening to see the community showcase their artistic capabilities and bring our vision to life. We hope that this initiative starts conversations and allows the community members to express themselves artistically, something that they have long been deprived of”.