An integral part of Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra and South India is the drawing of rangoli at the doorsteps to welcome goddess Lakshmi. However, a couple of artists from Panvel are holding a rangoli exhibition for a different cause – to create social awareness amongst people. With an aim of creating social awareness among the people, the Ranga Deep organization and VK 75 group are holding an exhibition till November 2 at panel. The group has been organizing this exhibition for the last three years. The exhibition comprised of almost 30 rangolis depicting different social aspects of the society like the recent Raj Thackeray issue, fall of the share market, farmer’s suicide etc. Men and women both showed active participate in this exhibition. Some of the rangolis were even up to 10- 15 feet long. The rangoli patterns were made with rice powder coloured with dye. Bright colours made the designs more attractive. Rangoli were drawn on the wall as well as on the floor. Rangoli has a religious significance and helps enhance the beauty of the surroundings and spread joy and happiness all around which was indeed seen in this exhibition. With cameraperson Supriya Nisal, Abhay Prasad for NMTV News.
September 26, 2008