In a bid to increase the happiness index of slum dwellers, the architecture department of Malaviya National Institute of Technology is painting street walls at Kunda Basti in Jhalana forest area in Jaipur.
The students funded the project from their own pocket with the help of college faculty, NSS and an NGO.
These architecture students have not only launched a cleanliness drive, installed dustbins but have painted the walls of the houses in the slum and planted trees to make the slum a happier and cleaner place for the dwellers of Jhalana Mahal Kunda Basti to live in.
Now, the volunteers are painting the walls of the houses in the slum and filling it with a riot of colours. “Transforming dull and dispirited lanes into an array of bright and bold castles of wonder. Turning those littered gullies from dumping sites into gathering points and sitting chawls,” says team ‘Nikhaar’, responsible for the project.