Previously, the canteen employed 20 cooks to operate 20 standard rice cookers.
Nikita Saxena, New Delhi: A team of twenty students led by Shikha Prakash, teacher convener of Luminoso, the Fine Arts Society, have painted
tribal art such as Madhubani, Warli, and Gond on ten interior walls of Kamala Nehru College. These beautiful wall have become selfie corners for students.The initiative had a dual purpose, Prakash says: “Tribal art is not kitsch art, it’s not something that today’s kids relate to. If we don’t introduce them to it now, they will never know about it and eventually these art forms will be lost. So, this initiative brings young students close to the traditional arts as well as beautify the college.”Not just that, the walls were also painted keeping in mind the flourishing selfie craze. She adds, “We had to keep the walls vibrant, something that the students will like. Generation Y is the selfie generation. Having colourful corners in the college will provide them with a nice background where they can take their pictures. This is a good way to have them bond with the college, too. Years after graduating, when they will see these walls in a picture, they will instantly know that this was taken in their college.”The month-long process was not an easy one due to the regular spells of showers and mosquitoes. Gauri Chaturvedi, the student convenor, shares, “As we had classes to attend, we worked in shifts. We spent about 6-8 hours daily on these walls. The biggest challenge was working outdoors as it would rain at times. We had to keep a check on the forecast. When it wasn’t raining, there were mosquitoes to be dealt with.”She adds, “Since the walls are of uneven texture, we had to keep the coats thick, and to do shading, we had to use our hands to blend the colours.