“If your belief is strong, the universe will make it happen” is what I have read. One such example is the transformation of Veera Perumal koil Street corner at Mylapore. Being one of the most abused public spaces in Mylapore, with a fish market, broken platform, corner being used as public urinal, the smell and the slush… OMG… people always thought that this place would never change. But it is Uma Shivkumar, who kept insisting that we should do something to make this spot better. With a strong conviction that this place can be transformed, she kept following with GCC, the school HM, fish vendors and the local community persistently.
With good support from GCC officials and local people, finally we were able to initiate the transformation. The place was cleaned up by GCC. Karam Korpom volunteers created a beautiful wall art, depicting the school, fish vendors and nature. GCC officials have promised to lay the platform soon to sustain this cleanliness.
Thanks to all the GCC officials, Urbaser team, local community, school HM and our own volunteers for this wonderful transformation. The vendors and the local people have promised to keep the place clean and we hope they will abide by their words. It has been a satisfying day, making our work more meaningful.
The project was fully carried out with Karam Korpom Foundation funds.