Sunday, 21 July 2019
To discover local "Gully Boys" from the by-lanes of the city, the Thane Municipal Corporation has now decided to set up Gully Art Studios at ward level. These studios will give free training in dance, music and acting to slum children below the age of 18.There are different NGOs working towards providing underprivileged kids with food and education, but none of the municipal corporations have focused on providing access to art and culture to slum children.
Varsha Dixit, TMC's deputy commissioner for Social welfare department, says, "This concept is under the Happiness Index initiative, which has been started by the TMC commissioner. Gully Boy is his concept, and with it, we wanted to give that extra push to underprivileged kids passionate about dancing, singing or any other art form.