Museum of Plastic Sculpture near Nandi Hills

Karnataka will house a plastic waste sculpture museum near the scenic Bangalore holiday destination Nandi Hills soon to raise awareness, it was announced on Sunday.

“Our goal is to use art to educate people about the harmful effects of plastic waste and to encourage others to take similar initiatives to promote waste recycling and protect our environment in any way possible,” Apresh Mishra, founder, The Hyphen said IANS.

The winning sculptures will eventually find their place in the first museum of this kind of plastic waste sculpture near Nandi Hills, a popular weekend destination near Bengaluru, he said.

Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai and vice-president of NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar officially launched the stock exchange on Friday, a first of its kind to encourage young artists to create sculptures from plastic waste.

The launch took place during the 12th CSR Leadership Summit and saw the participation of distinguished guests including Biocon Executive Chairman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Accel Partners Prashant Prakash, and Additional Chief Secretary, Dr Shalini rajneesh, among others.

As part of the scholarship, entries will be invited by various young artists and the top 25 entries will be selected by a distinguished jury and mentored for several weeks to create life-size sculptures made only from used plastic or plastic waste.

Kriti Fellowship is supported by wecare and Discovery Village, among other partners, added Mishra.

This is one of many initiatives by The Hyphen, an organization aimed at harnessing the potential of young people for nation building. “I am delighted that this scholarship is receiving so much love and appreciation from our stakeholders and partners,” he said.

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