Tokyo Olympics: Delhi artists honour India’s Tokyo Olympics medalists, paint graffities on metro pillars: Indian fans are still intoxicated by Indian athletes’ heroics at Tokyo who adorned our medal tally with all medal colours- gold, silver, and bronze. The public is still not out of India’s glorious and highest ever seven medals at Olympics. Recently, Yogesh Saini- the founder of Delhi Street Art painted the murals of India’s medal lifters at Tokyo on the metro pillars of Pitampura station pillars at Madhuban Chowk (Pitampura).
Yogesh Saini, the founder of Delhi Street Art, speaking to Times of India (TOI) said, “Through this artwork, we wanted to salute our sports stars for their years of hard work, training and dedication. We wanted to create a larger-than-life portrait of the Olympics team so that people can see their names and faces from a distance while stuck in traffic. While for some Olympians, we have used their recent pictures, for others, we have used old photos. For instance, for Neeraj Chopra, we have used an old picture when he used to have long hair. We wanted to create portraits that have a striking resemblance with these Olympians.”
Tokyo Olympics: The troop of artists deliberated on the challenge they faced while painting the murals on one of the busiest roads. Further, they struggled to paint over the uneven surface of the pillar.
“It was quite a challenge, but it was done within a week and some of the members of the group even worked at night to complete the project.”
Yogesh Saini talks about such Olympic-themed streets
Tokyo Olympics: The creative artist, the founder of Delhi Street Art hasn’t acknowledged the Olympians for the first time. Prior to the start of the Olympics, the artists had painted portraits of Mary Kom in Ashok Vihar to wish them luck.
“We are discussing with authorities and we will be creating more such Olympic-themed street art at various locations across the capital. Artwork like this shall serve as a reminder to people, and we hope more kids will feel motivated to join different sports.”
Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Results
|Mirabai Chanu||Silver Medal in Weight Lifting (Women’s 49kg)|
|Indian Hockey Team||Bronze Medal in Men’s Hockey tournament|
|PV Sindhu||Bronze Medal in Women’s Single Badminton|
|Lovlina Borgohain||Bronze Medal in Women’s Welterweight Boxing|
|Ravi Kum Dahiya||Silver Medal in Men’s 57 kg Wrestling|
|Bajrang Punia||Bronze Medal in Men’s Freestyle 65kg Wrestling|
|Neeraj Chopra||Gold Medal in Men’s Javelin Throw
(First Gold Medalist from India in Olympics 2021 )
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