KMC beautifying Kathmandu with paintings on walls

Published On: April 14, 2024 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 13: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has initiated enhancing the beauty of the city through paintings. In collaboration with the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, the KMC has started painting artistic pictures on the walls at public places.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between the KMC and the Academy on February 29. According to the MoU, the Academy itself has selected artists and related organizations for the same. Now painting is being done in the Sundhara area.

Afterward, the wall painting will be made on the right side of the Dashrath Stadium at Tripureshwar, in the area from Maitighar to Babarmahal, exhibition road, international airport, Baneshwar, Minbhawan, Social Welfare Council and Lainchour, KMC Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol shared.

According to her, priority will be given to showcase pictures having local cultural values. Sports-related pictures will be drawn in the stadium area while Nepal's ethnicities and costumes will be depicted at the international airport. The artistic paintings to be drawn for originality will include traditional dances, costumes, musical instruments and physical assets of Indra Jatra.

The KMC expects the citizens to fulfill the responsibility to protect painted pictures. The KMC further urges the citizens not to touch the walls with paintings, put any additional color, put up posters or paper and disgrace the wall with any other object. According to the KMC, these paintings will showcase the magnificence of Kathmandu's heritage. 


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