New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) A graffiti depicting India’s diversity was unveiled at Barakhamba Road in central Delhi today as part of a multi-city initiative to celebrate the country’s art, culture, sports and unity.

An on-ground carnival with food, music street plays and other entertainment activities was also held at the venue.

Actor Dia Mirza participated in the event organised by Radio Mirchi and Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, according to a statement from the organisers.

“I’m very thrilled to be here – as part of a campaign that believes in clean and beautiful cities. “I believe that as a society and as citizens of this country, we all have a responsibility towards our nation and creating an atmosphere of cleanliness and beauty for everyone,” the statement quoted Mirza as saying.

The initiative aims to celebrate India’s art, culture, unity and diversity, India’s sports achievements through graffiti.

It is being launched in Delhi and will travel to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad this year, the statement said.

The idea behind the initiative is to bring out the idea of everyone standing up for their city and taking pride in it, the statement added.

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