Gurugram to promote rural culture through statues

Gurugram to promote rural culture through statues

An 8-metre-high statue of a ‘Haryanvi tau’ smoking hookah on a cot at IFFCO Chowk in Gurugram.

Our Correspondent

Gurugram, September 14

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has decided to spruce up city’s roundabouts by installing art pieces depicting the culture, fabric and concerns of the state on them.

Efforts to promote the culture of the state are already in motion with IFFCO chowk getting an 8-metres high statue of a ‘Haryanvi tau’ smoking hookah on a cot.

Under the CSR project, GMDA has built this statue in collaboration with I Am Gurgaon, a social organisation.

“Even today, the practice of cot and hookah is prevalent in Haryana villages. With urbanisation, the culture of villages and memories associated with them are getting blurred. To refresh those memories, a statue related to the folk culture of the state is being installed at the chowk,” said Subhash Yadav, head, GMDA’s urban environment wing.

Suggestions have been sought from the residents of the city to name the statue. Residents can submit their suggestions on GMDA’s website by September 27.

To refresh memories of village life

With urbanisation, the culture of villages and memories associated with them are getting blurred. To refresh those memories, a statue related to the folk culture of the state is being installed at the chowk. — Subhash Yadav, head, GMDA’s urban environment wing

Suggestions sought from residents

Suggestions have been sought from the residents of the city to name the statue. Residents can submit their suggestions on GMDA’s website by September 27

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