Leading Powai-based mosaic artist Chetan Raut has created a 30 inch x 18 inch portrait made of 4860 push pins commemorating policemen, for their critical services in enforcing the lockdown, being the most overworked and under-appreciated profession after medical workers and sanitation workers.
While the entire world remains inside their homes, police, including in India and Mumbai, are the only ones still out on the street enforcing the lockdown and helping doctors and medical workers trace contacts of positive cases and sealing off areas for containment zones.
“Police are risking their lives patrolling the streets ensuring people remain indoors and do not have the option of working from home. They are also helping vulnerable people like the elderly and distributing food to the homeless. This is not to mention their long, arduous and erratic work hours. My father served in the police force for 33 years and have personally seen the stressfulness of the job from close quarters,” Raut said.
The portrait shows a Constable wearing a mask and looking over his shoulder. Raut had also recently made a portrait celebrating medical workers, and another push pin portrait honouring Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.
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