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New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung addresses at the inauguration of `Roof Top Solar City Project` at a Delhi School, on April 21, 2015. (Photo: IANS)Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung ordered the release of Rs.493 crore to the municipal corporations in the national capital to facilitate payment of salaries to sanitation workers who have not been paid for the past two months here on Friday.

Jung earlier met the mayors and commissioners of the three municipal corporations in Delhi and appealed to them to convince the sanitation workers to end their ongoing agitation. Employees of Delhi’s municipal corporations have struck work to protest against the non-payment of salaries for April and May. As a result, non-collection of garbage has led to unhygienic conditions with garbage strewn across roads, especially in east Delhi.

“The lt. governor met all the three mayors and commissioners of the municipal corporations today. He informed them that the government of Delhi would be releasing Rs.493 crore today (Friday),” an official statement from the LG House later said. The workers from East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) have in the past strewn garbage in Mayur Vihar and Patparganj areas to protest over non-payment of salaries.

Garbage piled up at dumps and overflowing onto the roads has caused inconvenience to residents and commuters alike. The EDMC has failed to pay salaries to its around 11,000 sanitation workers due to what it calls a financial crunch. “While appreciating the pain that the safai karamcharies (sanitation workers) have gone through for lack of payment of salaries, he appeals to them that despite the hardships they have faced, they should call off the strike. This will be in the greater interest of the citizens of this great city that belongs to all of us,” the statement from LG House said.

On June 9, the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi released Rs.500 crore to clear the salary arrears of municipal corporation employees. Sanitation workers from East and North municipal corporations have been on strike to protest the non-payment of salaries.

– (IANS)

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The West Bengal-born artist has participated in 16 international group art exhibitions.

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Artist Purnendu Mandal At Indian Habitat Centre.

With some of them almost a photographic reflection of daybreak after rain, artist Purnendu Mandal’s canvasses — currently on exhibition at Triveni Kala Sangam here — are a deluge of vivid warm colours that capture a city’s landscape after rain.

“It is almost like looking outside a window, but through a work of art,” Mandal told IANS.

Mandal’s 15 acrylic- and oil-on-canvass artworks – collectively titled “Reflections 3” – document the subtleties of urban life during the rains — first light in a city, storms, rickshaw-pullers and bus drivers resuming activity after a rainy day, and building silhouettes reflecting in the water-filled puddles.

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Purnendu Mandal’s Work

Also included are visual effects of the monsoon like rain drops, fog, wet climate, reflections in water and shades of dampness.

To that extent, “Good Morning Kolkata” (2018), a painting of a tram on a damp Kolkata street, with old buildings and bundles of electric wires adding to the realistic depiction, reflects a day in the city as one would experience it.

For Mandal, it is about making his canvasses a literal window to the seasonal changes a city undergoes.

“I try to paint cities season-wise. This exhibition shows the beauty of a city after and during the monsoon,” Mandal told IANS.

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Purnendu Mandal’s Exhibition’s Invite. Available on his social media

Mandal’s impressionistic style revolves around cities and seasons and his rich repository of art has been exhibited around the world.

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“Thus, the current exhibition has scenes from Varanasi ghats, and Kolkata’s and Mumbai’s urban life,” he added.

The West Bengal-born artist has participated in 16 international group art exhibitions in Indonesia, UK, USA, UAE, Thailand, Taiwan, Bangladesh and Nepal, in addition to showcasing his work at Indian galleries including Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, AIFACS Gallery, Triveni Art Gallery, Chemould Art Gallery, and Chitra Kala Parishath. (IANS)