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Bilori Devi’s Story

2018-03/2018-03

Project FUEL

Project FUEL
India

"My parents weren't having any children for a long time. When I was born they were so elated that they offered a silver statue to the goddess in the village temple. It was a huge deal in those days for families to rejoice over the birth of a girl-child. When my husband passed away, I had small kids to look after. My father before dying sanctioned his pension on my name. So I walked 25 kms to the post office in the snow and got myself some money to run my house. I am 81 and of all the things I am starting to forget, I will never forget how generous my parents have been." This story from Bilori Devi inspired this mural.

Details

  • Title: Bilori Devi’s Story
  • Date Created: 2018-03/2018-03
  • Location: Khati, District Bageshwar, Uttarakhand
  • Type: Mural
  • Contributor: In the second edition of the Wise Wall Project, Project FUEL collaborated with The Hans Foundation to collect and paint the life lessons of the villagers of Khati.
  • External Link: The Hans Foundation
  • Medium: Weather-proof Exterior Wall Paint
  • Project: The Wise Wall Project is an initiative by Project FUEL and FUEL Foundation to document the rural wisdom of our villages and celebrate it through art murals. The initiative transforms villages into living classrooms, turning the walls of the same onto blackboards and canvases that uncover striking yet simple life learnings. The project aims to ignite a movement of transforming the long forgotten villages into open-air galleries, exhibiting human wisdom for anyone and everyone in the world to see and benefit from. In the second edition of the Wise Wall Project, Project FUEL collaborated with the Hans Foundation to collect and paint the life lessons of the villagers of Khati. Khati has now become the second village after Saur, in the recent history to have a documented database of life lessons from an entire community. And as wishful as it gets, the village has now been transformed into a living storybook that tells the tales of Khati, like never before.
  • Photography: Jaison James

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