Artist Wajid Khan, the man who is famous for the traditional "Iron Nail Art" and many other similar art forms, has once again done something remarkable that the world is talking about. All of us know, Indian rivers are facing a hard time as they go through a drastic change in the 21st century. Due to the constantly rising population and pressure of infrastructural development, the all-time flowing rivers have turned seasonal. The smaller ones have even vanished, while some are fighting for their existence on Earth.
The artist recently joined the Rally for River campaign led by Sadhguru which includes the journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on creating the awareness about how Indian rivers are transforming for all the wrong reasons. For this cause, Sadhguru will reach Indore on September 22, where he will participate in Rally for River event at Daly College.
Nail art maestro, Wajid Khan, who is also a crucial part of this campaign and who also genuinely connects with nature just like other artists, had his way of welcoming Sadhguru and other guests in Indore.
The genius, Wajid Khan, wrote a big #Indore in the city, near Kahn River using the empty utensils and the message they give is deeply moving.
Have a look!
Mr Wajid Khan shared these pictures on his Facebook account and under the caption, "I feel honoured that I have got the chance to make this artwork for my city, Indore and that too for free, I'm fortunate."
The empty utensil artwork stands tall and bright in the city en route to Daly College. What's interesting to notice is that it is created right over infamous Kahn River that's now turned into a 'BIG' sewage flowing all the way through Indore.
See below, how the artform looks from near.
The artwork is created using the empty utensils which we mostly use to store water in our homes, but the way we're destroying water (rivers), soon we'll be left empty-handed. Well, that's just my way of looking at this artwork.
See below, some shocking facts related to the condition of rivers and clear water situation in India.
Fact: 25% of the India is turning into desert.
If we keep wasting and destroying the pure water, then in next 15 years we'll only have the half of the water resources we need for our survival.
Ask any Geologist on this planet, and they'd tell you how beautiful the Ganga river uses to be. But today, it is one of the most endangered rivers in the world.
Not only Ganga, but even the Godavari river had dried like never before last year, whereas Kaveri river has lost 40% of its flow and Narmada lost 60%.
"The situation is grim. But with a comprehensive policy and resolute government action, our rivers can be nurtured so that they nourish future generations as well. Read more about the proposed solution to revitalise our rivers," says Rally for River campaign.
That's all, folks!