Members from We Mean To Clean, a Delhi-NCR-based volunteer group that conducts spot fixes and cleanliness drives, cleaned and painted a 800-m wall near Noida’s City Centre Metro Station on April 30.
What’s the way to give the city a facelift while upping its cool quotient? Graffiti, of course. We Mean To Clean (WMTC), a Delhi-NCR-based volunteer group, cleaned and painted a 800-m wall near Noida’s City Centre Metro Station on April 30.
The volunteers, coming from all walks of life, started their cleanliness drive at 10 am. For two hours, they cleaned and scrubbed both the wall and the surrounding area. After that, they painted the wall red and began drawing on it.
Manish Khurana, a volunteer with WMTC, told City Spidey that 60 volunteers from his team were participating in the cleanliness drive across NCR. “Before this wall, my team painted 30 walls at various locations in Delhi-NCR,” he added.
The walls are often peed on. So, the team spoke to commuters, auto drivers and others on the importance keeping the city walls clean and not using them as places for urination.
Swati Bhalla, another volunteer, explained, “We want people to understand that keeping our society clean is not the responsibility of the government and the civic bodies alone. It is our duty too to not throw waste on the roads — and, not use the walls for urination! We are using social media spread the word, and hopefully it will usher in some change.”