Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated India’s first open-air ‘waste to art’ museum in Bhubaneswar amid loud cheers. The museum is located at Sector-7 in Kalinga Nagar.
21 artists from 14 countries joined hands to create sculptures from waste and scrap metals that will be permanently displayed at the museum that has the theme — reduce, reuse and recycle.
The artists started their work from November 1 from nearly 50 tonnes of wastes, mainly metals and plastics collected from different parts of the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar including the industrial estates and made these beautiful sculptures.
An initiative of youth organisation Artists Network Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), the museum aims at creating awareness among people on environment, climate change and other environmental issues.
While inaugurating the museum, Naveen said: “It feels great to see youngsters in the state taking such initiatives. All the sculptures are stunningly beautiful and I feel it would add to the experiences that one can have in the capital city.”
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