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Thursday, 13-December-2018

DR PATHAK HONOURS ARTISANS OF MADHUBANI PAINTINGS

Dr Pathak handed over Rs 2000 to 65 more artists in a function held at Madhubani Railway station

Scenes from the Ramayana are recreated in intricate detail along the walls of the 7,000-sq-ft Madhubani station, which tied for second place. Most of the 140 artists behind these gorgeous paintings are women from nearby villages. Painted scenes are from the Ramayana and also scenes from village life. 
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement visited Madhubani Railway station on the 11th of July, 2018, and met artists who painted the station.
One of the dirtiest stations in the country has now become the most beautiful Railway station in the country. Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal declared it as the second cleanest station. Dr Pathak handed over Rs 2000 to 65 artists in a function held at Railway station.
Earlier at an event held on April 7, 2018, RK Jain, DRM, Samastipur Division, East-Central Railways, and Dr Bindeshwar Pathak honoured the Madhubani artists for their creative contribution in the new aesthetic look of the Madhubani Railway Station.
Sulabh has already honoured 192 artists with Rs 2000 each.
Documentary on Madhubani 
Railway Station
A documentary on Madhubani painting at Madhubani railway station has started on 12th of July. The shooting started with Dr Bindeshwar Pathak directing the film. The film will be completely based on cleanliness, of how the dirtiest station has been transformed because of the Madhubani paintings. It has been declared the second best at an all- India railway station beautification contest held under the station beautification drive launched recently by the railway ministry. Madhubani painting is providing employment and also made the station look so amazingly beautiful. 
Apart from Dr Pathak, two actors from Mumbai and the Madhubani painting artisan will be shown. In two months’s time, Madhubani painting designed train will also be launched. And, platform no 2 & 3 will also have bio-toilets.  Renovation of Gandhi Park near the station is still on.