Carter Yatra 2019 starts in Jaipur

As many as 20 artists with an aim to cover 11 cities left for Cartist Yatra 2019 from Albert Hall, Jaipur, recently. Cartist Yatra is a travelling exhibition of painted cars, auto-rickshaws, two-wheelers and trucks, which brings together artists from different parts of India to showcase their talent on automobiles. Shreya Guha, principal secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, flagged off the journey. The journey will cover cities like Ahmedabad, Indore, Goa, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Gurugram and end in Chandigarh on March 15. Five trucks, one bus and three cars have been included in the journey.

Chevy 1929 will travel with yatra artwork by Shrikant Ranga
Artwork on 1929 Chevrolet by Shrikant Ranga

Himanshu Jangid, founder of Cartist shared, "The journey will take 80 days to complete and cover a distance of 8100 kilometers. In Cartist Journey, interactive session will also be held on art, automobile, design, heritage and culture. To educate people on ill effects of plastic, art installations will be made on cars. This journey will work as coordinator of different styles of art, people, values and heritage inheritance. This will also act as a bridge of motivation for those people who love India and feel proud of country's heritage. This journey will again give life to audiences and artists beliefs and inheritance."

flag off of the rally

Interestingly, Padmashri Deepa Malik, first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games, has extended her support to the Cartist Yatra by allowing art on her car. "Deepa has been using this car for her personal and professional use for past nine years. It's an honour for Cartist to get support from Deepa who is a source of inspiration for Indians," said Himanshu.