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Mangaluru: GPL 3.0 off to a patriotic fervour with Mahendra Acharya's speed art

MANGALURU: Patriotic fervour swept during the inaugural of Puzzolana GSB Premier League (GPL) that got underway at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management flooring near right here on Saturday. If GSB singing sensation Pallavi Prabhu did a Lata Mangeshkar in singing Yeh Mere Watan Ke Logon, it was speed painting by way of Vakwady Mahendra Acharya paying tribute to brave infantrymen who keep Indian borders secure that received the hearts of old and young alike.

While GPL was meant to be all about recreation of slam bang cricket for cherkes of the community from far and wide, Kodial Sports Association, organisers of the event strove to power house the purpose that it is country first, community later. Tributes have been paid to martyrs of Pulwama attack at the same time as Acharya ran his brush adroitly at the canvas, bringing out the anguish of the country to the incident which saw 44 CISF infantrymen returning to duty from holiday perish to an apprehension attack on February 14.

Admitting that the organisers sought after him to exhibit his skill every week in the past, Acharya informed STOI that the Pulwama attack and its aftermath weighed closely on his mind as he dived headlong in to the painting at the same time as Pallavi’s mellifluous voice wafted across the flooring. “The joyous information of free up of wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman too crept in to my psyche and I may just usher in his now famed moustache in to my work. This is my tribute to the brave airman,” Acharya mentioned.

A duplicate of Amar Jawan Jyothi served as the perfect prop for Acharya to show his skill even because the 10 men’s group vying for top honours saw him cross about his work in rapt attention from either flank of the make shift degree in the midst of the bottom. All the participating cricketers waved the national tricolour watched Acharya draw the outline of India and finish the painting with aptitude throwing silver sprinklers that exposed a soldier with a rifle in hand, ready to serve India.

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