Scores of homemakers from various highrises of Sector 137, Noida, have taken up the task of decorating a 200-metre long road and the boundary wall of the central park in the area by creating Alpana (traditional Bengali floor artwork) and wall painting.
The traditional Indian art form is adopted by the members of Sarbojanin Puja Samiti, a Navratri and Duga Puja festival organising committee in Sector 137, which has already set up a pandal at the central park.
A member of the committee informed that the 200-metre long artwork is going to be theme-based in which participants would put up different avatars of Goddess Durga in sequence.
The homemakers will gather at the venue on the evening of Mahalaya (the day that marks the begging of Durga Puja festival) to bring their ideas on canvas, he informed. Work on the floor painting will begin at around 3:00 pm on September 27 and will go on throughout the night before culminating in the morning of September 28.
DP Chaudhary, chairman of the committee, said that they are holding the community painting for the second consecutive year.
"In keeping with our endeavour to create an artistic niche for our own Sector’s Puja, we will hold yet another exciting session of art and painting on Mahalaya eve to celebrate the arrival of Goddess Durga on Earth. The activity will consist of a series of wall paintings on Maa Durga and a 200-metre long alpana (a Bengali form of Floor or Street Painting) in front of Durga Puja ground."