Jamia students to paint mural at Delhi Metro -min
The students and teachers of Jamia Millia Islamia University will paint one of the walls at the Jamia Millia Islamia Metro Station depicting the evolution of the institute. The institute was originally established in 1920 at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Its journey in Delhi started from 1935 when its first building was built. The idea behind the painting is to tell the history of the university and evolution of its architecture.
The students will start working on the painting from the first week of January. The mural which the students and the teachers are going to paint will display the journey starting from its first school building in 1935, the famous Ghalib statue built in 1967, to the latest addition of the national flag on the campus. It may be remembered here that the 102-foot tall national flag that was hoisted in 2017. A line from the Jamia anthem (Jamia Tarana) will also be written with the painting.
JMI University sent a proposal to paint the mural in July, 2017 to DMRC which approved it only in December. Apart from approving the proposal of JMI, DMRC has also agreed to pay for the cost of painting material and honorarium to the students who will be executing the job. It may be noted that DMRC has installed artworks, displays and exhibits at many stations across the network.