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Naval dockyard participates in Kala Ghoda Festival


Mumbai : The uniqueness of this year’s Kala Ghoda Festival is the participation of Naval Dockyard (Mumbai), an organisation with 280 years of rich heritage, synonymous with the history of Mumbai.

Breaking conventions, for the first time, Naval Dockyard has displayed selected artifacts created from waste material in the art festival’s current edition.

“Creativity and innovation go hand in hand. In order to foster creativity and innovation, a ‘Best Out of Waste’ competition was conducted in Naval Dockyard in September 2015,” an official release said.

Selected artifacts from over 60 items conceptualised and implemented in this competition are on display during the Kala Ghoda festival.

The display includes a ‘Penguin with spanner’, ‘Kamgaar’ (Worker – The unsung hero), a life size ‘Warrior’ and ‘Kala Ghoda’ (Black Stallion) at Rampart Row display in Kala Ghoda.

In addition, a life size model of Lion is also on display at Cross Maidan as part of the ‘Make in India Week’ celebrations.

The Kala Ghoda festival organised in the month of February is an annual event in the cultural landscape of Mumbai.

Every year, the festival brings together artisans, sculptors and creative minds from a wide spectrum of areas and school of thoughts to the ‘Maximum City’. The aim of displaying the artifacts during the Kala Ghoda festival was an attempt to showcase the talent of the work force normally constrained within the walls of the Naval Dockyard to the art-loving Mumbaikars.

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