Artists from city of Jaipur painted the helmets of the soldiers at the 2 day annual artist event – Rang Malahar, giving the message to save the environment. Over hundred artists from the schools of Jaipur, Udaipur and Sawai Madhopur; and department of fine arts, Rajasthan University, Jaipur took part in the annual even and offered a tribute to the soldiers of Indian Army by painting helmets on different themes from saving the environment to women empowerment. The event ‘Rang Malahar’ is organised every year by the artists to appease the gods of rain.
Some of the artists painted tricolour and the contours of India, defining the theme of patriotism and love for nation, while some of the artists painted helmets on the themes of women empowerment. There were artists who also painted the culture and heritage of Rajasthan by showcasing the architecture and art of Rajasthan on the helmets.
All the artists, after painting the beautiful helmets, displayed their designs and arts at Albert Hall.
“This is our way of showing our gratitude to the people who are unsung heroes of our lives”, said Artist Poornima Kaul.
“Rather than making it a mere celebration of colours, we thought of paying homage to our brave soldiers who in an effort to save our lives have sacrificed their own. We bought almost 100 helmets from shops that sell Army gear that were once used by the soldiers, and coloured them”, said Artist Vidhya Sagar Upadhyay.