‘Adopt stray dogs as your community dogs’
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Colourful posters, motivating paintings, dash of music, crowd of enthusiasts and Popkorn. Popkorn, the stray dog of Sarabha Nagar market adopted by shopkeepers a few years ago, has now literally become the 'mascot' of the movement started by some shopkeepers.
In extension of the project Popkorn started by the market in 2010 by some animal lovers under which stray dogs of the colony were sterlised, immunised and given name tags, a group of eight young artists called Hyphen Art Alliance displayed an array of their paintings and sculptures in Sarabha Nagar market on Sunday late evening.
Not only paintings, the group also designed mind-boggling posters and mascot of the project Popkorn in cartoon avatar for people to see and get encouraged.
"Since Popkorn is a stray dog we adopted, it cannot be present all the time to give our movement a face. We never want it to lose its freedom, so we decided to get Popkorn designed in a cartoon avatar," said Gurpreet Singh, one of the organisers of the movement.
The posters with slogans from the side of stray dogs like 'Can't find a single clean space to live in peace', 'adopt stray dogs as community dogs' , 'Popkorn's friends can be your friends also' and others proved successful in attracting crowds at the market.
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