Navi Mumbai: While moving towards ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’, the people’s participation and support extended to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) last year for segregation of wet and dry garbage and special attention towards proper recycling of waste, had catapulted the city to the 3rd cleanest city in the country and 1st in Maharashtra State in the ‘Swachh Sarvekshan 2020’.

The artistic upcycled Mahatma Gandhi Chasma and Charkha mural made from old cycle, dumped wood and old newspapers was unveiled by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Abhijeet Bangar, at NMMC headquarter here on October 2 on Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary. The civic chief also launched the Swachh Sarvekshan 2021 campaign of NMMC on the occasion, in the presence of Additional Commissioner Sujata Dhole, Deputy Commissioner of Administration Dr. Dadasaheb Chabukswar, Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management Babasaheb Rajale, Chief Accounts and Finance Officer Dhanraj Garad, City Engineer Surendra Patil, Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Mahale, Yogesh Kaduskar, Dr. Kranti Patil, Medical Health Officer Dayanand Katke, Transport Manager Shirish Aradwad, Chief Sanitation Officer Rajendra Sonavane, Globalgreen Innovators Pvt Ltd and Green Society Forum members K Binoy, Jaspal Singh Naol, Devendra Singh, Senior Journalists Machindra Patil, Manoj Jalnawalla and other dignitaries. 

“The corporation has directed keen attention towards the collection and scientific recycling of waste. The upcycled waste mural in front of the NMMC headquarter will create more awareness amongst the people with respect to making Navi Mumbai Zero Waste Eco-friendly Art City”, expressed Jaspal Singh Naol of Globalgreen Innovators Pvt. Ltd.

Considering the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan under the theme ‘Best out of Waste’ the artistic upcycled Mahatma Gandhi Chasma and Charkha Mural has been developed by NMMC, Globalgreen Innovators Pvt Ltd and Green Society Forum.

Earlier too the Green Society Forum and Globalgreen Innovators under the theme ‘Best out of Waste’ in collaboration with NMMC had created 2 e-waste upcycled mural named ‘Mother India Board’ India Map made by using non-functional Mother Boards of Laptops and has been installed in the NMMC headquarter and Swachhta Park, Koperkhairane. They had also created an unique applied visual art ‘Recycledelic FIFA Mural’ installed in front of NMMC headquarter. The mural was made from over 7,000 used plastic bottle caps, to celebrate the spirit of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and aimed to create consciousness about waste management.  An artistic upcycled E-waste mural letters ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ developed by them is also installed in the NMMC headquarter premises.  

Moving ahead to create more such artistic monuments to spread awareness through art, under the guidance of DMC Solid Waste Management, Babasaheb Rajale once again they have created the artistic upcycled Mahatma Gandhi Chasma and Charkha mural by upcycling waste in 3 days. Mahatma Gandhi Chasma and Charkha upcycle mural is around 5.5 feet width and 3 feet height. This has been developed with the vision to transform Navi Mumbai into Zero waste, Eco Friendly, Smart Art City.

‘Through this mural we want to transform the human perception of nature and make people aware of not just doing proper recycling of waste but also creating a curiosity towards upcycling waste’ stated K. Binoy. The best out of waste creators are K Binoy, Jaspal Singh Naol, Devendra Singh, Machindra Patil, Virtual Designer Ravi Kripalani and their colleagues.

This artistic upcycled mural from waste ‘Mahatma Gandhi Chasma and Charkha’, installed in front of the iconic NMMC headquarter building has become a centre of attraction.