A group of IT professionals are adorning walls with the lives and stories of India’s forgotten heroes, with a special emphasis on Karnataka’s legends.
Story so far: A couple of Bengaluru-based IT professionals who call themselves “Namma Wall” have decided to celebrate our historical legends via interactive wall art. The walls of CV Raman Hospital and 5th Cross Road will now feature around 58 illustrations covering the life and times of India’s contemporary heroes.
- The art will feature QR codes that will lead a person to that particular freedom fighter’s page on websites like Britannica, Wikipedia, etc, for now. The goal is to provide that same information in all South Indian languages to truly reach the masses.
- Soon, audio elements will also be added to those pages to help create a more immersive experience. Basically, describing the scenes depicted in the artwork and introducing the audience to the artists that worked on the wall.
Way forward: Out of the 58 illustrations that have been proposed, 40 have been completed. The permission for continuing with the rest of them is still pending from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
(Image Credits: Instagram page of Freedom Wall India)