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    Colour For A Cause: This Khar Slum Is Getting A Makeover And You Can Help

    Mihika posted on 17 May

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    Chal Rang De is painting one Mumbai slum at a time, with an endeavour to make the city beautiful. And after a successful colouring stint in Asalpha, there is no stopping these guys now.

    What Is It?

    A non-profit organisation, Chal Rang De is on a mission to paint Mumbai slums with the help of their enthusiastic volunteers, to make a difference in the way that people look at these areas. They started with Asalpha slums in Ghatkopar, and what was once a no-go for some is now a go-to spot for the ardent Instagrammers, all thanks to Chal Rang De. “After Asalpha, we received requests from all over the country and even beyond,” says the co-founder Dedeepya Reddy. And so (obviously) they’re taking the movement forward. The next stop is Khar where they’re ready to paint the town in all sorts of colours on May 19 and 20. While the fact that many of their volunteers are residents of Khar and thus well-versed with the place, another big reason for picking Khar slums is because these are the blue roofs one sees from flights in and out of Mumbai, and they want to change the first impression that the city gives out. Not only will they be colouring the walls, they’ll also be paying particular attention to how it looks from the top. They’ll be helping the slums get sustainable and durable roofing that will bring down the temperature by at least 3-4 degrees. And in all of this the artists, who double up as volunteers, get a fair chance (and canvas) to showcase their artwork that will eventually become a tourist spot.

    How Can I Contribute?

    All you need to do is register to become a part of this colour riot. Spare some time this weekend and go crazy with colours. Register here now!

    So, We’re Saying…

    Adding a colour to one’s life has grown from just being an adage to being a reality for these slum dwellers. TBH, we can’t wait to get an overhead look of the Khar slums the next time we fly out.

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