Western Railway pays tribute to corona warriors

19 June, 2020 | newsx bureau

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Amid steep rise in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Western Railway takes up a unique approach of paying tributes to frontline health workers by painting murals.

Western Railway in collaboration with St+art India Foundation and a paint company has undertaken a beautification drive at Mahim railway station, where artists have covered the walls with ‘Heroes of Mumbai’ murals dedicated to corona warriors.

“The paintings are of frontline warriors. We salute them for their services at such times, and they are our heroes. We have been painting from the past 10-12 days,” said Atif, an artist.

“This is a tribute to the corona warriors, and we are very grateful to them as they risked their lives to save ours. We have to take proper precautions in order to stay safe, as the virus will be with us for long,” said Rahul Maurya, another artist.

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Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike with 3,752 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the total number of cases stands at 1,20,504, said State Health Department.