A work painted by a Colombian urban artist Laura Ortiz Hernandez was inaugurated outside Vasant Vihar Metro Stationis by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia in India.
The work was unveiled to commemorate the 212th Colombian Independence Day celebrations by DMRC Director General Vikas Kumar and Colombian Ambassador to India Mariana Pacheco Montes in the presence of the artist and senior DMRC officials, .
“Delhi Metro has always tried to beautify its stations aesthetically by promoting art, culture and heritage,” Kumar said.
“This is a special occasion for us Colombians, because it represents the values of our identity and Colombian culture. We thank Delhi Metro for providing us with a platform for this worthy cause,” said Mariana. Anuj Dayal, senior executive director of corporate communications at DMRC, said the artwork – Soma Difusa – was a symbolic representation of the common man and the working class across the world.
The artist was assisted by a Shahdara resident and art student, Lakshmi.