To the point: If you happen to pass by the Kalanagar junction, then you will be treated to a newly installed garden sculpture that reads, “BKC”. Unveiled by Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray along with Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) commissioner RA Rajeev, it was inaugurated on Monday.
Also present at the unveiling were Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, Minister Anil Parab, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Legislator of Bandra (East) Zeeshan Siddique, and other dignitaries.
“The iconic structure at the junction signifies a relationship between humans and its surrounding, making a connection where art, man, and nature are intertwined,” read a press release by MMRDA. It also read, “Architects from the ‘Trinity Art Impact’ have helped develop this impressive structure and created a major public space in BKC, along with an eye-catching fountain sculpture over here. The work was initiated in August last year.”
Spread over 28,000 sq ft, this “towering sculpture of steel and cement juxtaposed by the lush flora personifies the soul of Mumbai. The iconic fountain sculpture lends itself to the idea of “Atithi Devo Bhava” – from Sanskrit scriptures, which embodies the traditional Hindu-Buddhist philosophy of revering guests with the same respect as God.”
Kalanagar junction is one of the busiest stretches, and the garden is one of the biggest traffic islands. You can take a walk here, sit by and soak in the green, and be amazed by the towering sign or admire the fountain structure.
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News Source: Mid Day