Berhampur, May 30 (LocalWire): Faces of the several schools in Ganjam district have been given a new look as some of the migrant workers have covered them with wall paintings during their quarantine period.
Thirty-year-old Alok Kumar Bai, who returned from Bangalore and is quarantined at a high school, Badapur in Patrapur block, has decided to paint at least three pictures on the school walls before completing his week-long institutional quarantine on Sunday.
“I have already completed two pictures, that of Bharat Mata and Mahatma Gandhi on the walls of the school.
I will complete another portrait of Subash Chandra Bose before leaving the school,” said Alok, who was working at a plant in Bangalore.
“The walls of the school wore a deserted look, hence I thought of painting the walls to best utilize my quarantine time.
The teachers of the school were happy with my proposal and provided all the materials like brushes and paints,” he said.
Similarly, Purna Chandra Dakua, 26, of Kshyatriyabarapur and Santosh Kumar Jena, 26, of Palakasanda village in Bellaguntha block, have drawn portraits of several freedom fighters on the school walls at K. Berhampur in Belaguntha block, where they have been placed under quarantine.
Both of them were working as gold designers in Coimbatore and returned home due to lockdown.
As a small token of gratitude, they have painted pictures of the great men for the school students to remember and take inspiration from, they said before leaving the school upon the end of their quarantine period recently.
Prabhat Goud, 18, a student of Computer Science, was painting a picture of Lord Jagannath at the wall of his quarantine centre at the Kalyan Mandap at Nimundia in Kabisurya Nagar block.
“Social functions are held in the Kalyan Mandap, so I decided to draw a picture of Lord Jagannath during my quarantine period. Officials of the centre extended all help to me in this venture,” he said.