|Rouble Nagi, Sachin Ahir & Sangeeta Ahir at the|
Worli Koliwada coastline cleanliness
drive, an initiative by Rouble Nagi
of Misaal Mumbai & Sachin & Sangeeta Ahir of
Maitree Charitable Trust
A cleanliness drive was undertaken at the Worli Koliwada Coastline. The Coastline, located right opposite the Indian Coast Guard in Worli Village, had widespread garbage dumping issues and needed immediate attention. Artist and social activist Rouble Nagi, as part of her Misaal Mumbai initiative, teamed up with Sachin Ahir and Sangeeta Ahir of Maitree Charitable Trust, to bring about the said change and beautification to the lives of the Koli fishermen who dwell in that area.
The Misaal Mumbai artist Rouble Nagi has also been instrumental in Dharavi, Bandstand, Cuffe Parade and Colaba slums painting and revamping projects, wherein, besides just the paint, the slums are also refurbished, roofs redone with waterproofing to ensure the they do not leak in the rains. Also, recently her foundation, Rouble Nagi Art Foundation (RNAF) took it up on themselves to beautify Mumbai’s pride, the Dhobi Ghat in Cuffe Parade.
“At Misaal Mumbai, we want to ensure a clean and hygienic coastline for the fishermen and at the same time, help them beautify their surroundings. That is the least we can do for the dwellers of the Worli Koli community. As a Mumbaiite, it is a matter of pride for each of us that we house the Koli Communities!”, said Rouble Nagi.
"Rouble Nagi’s initiative as an artist and social activist is commendable. We loved the way she infused fresh life in the city of Mumbai with a new vigour and a new colour palette when she refurbished and painted the slums of a Worli Koliwada is a community and Rouble looked at the project like a blank canvas and breathed creative colours into it. Rouble, along with my wife, Sangeeta Ahir, has pioneered a citizen movement. Tomorrow, BMC and Navy workers, Podar school students, doctors and advocates will be lending a hand as well," added Sachin Ahir.