Karnataka: Marketing executive creates miniatures of vehciles to beat lockdown blues | Mangaluru News – Times of India
Mithunraj Achary poses for a photo with his miniature vehicles
MANGALURU: Two months of lockdown holiday was an opportunity for Mithunraj Achary, marketing executive from Puttur to showcase his talent in the making of miniature replicas of various types of vehicles at home.
As a lockdown hobby Mithunraj, a resident of Parladka village, has created miniatures of KSRTC Airavat, KSRTC Sarige (buses), Ashok Leyland truck and a maxicab van using scrap materials available in his house.
“I am working as the marketing head of a Mumbai-based diamond-studded jewellery merchant for Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Our company declared holidays for us from March 10 when the Covid-19 infection started spreading. Hence, I came home on March 20 and later the lockdown extended my holiday. Since there is no leisure here at home, I thought of engaging myself in some creative work, which I was good at before joining the marketing field,” the 32 year old told TOI.
Hailing from a goldsmith family and an artist himself, Achary, who is proficient in silver embossing work, had also created miniatures earlier before joining the company.
A graduate in business management with skills in animation, Achary had created four miniature trucks earlier and sold them . He had won several accolades for his talent in art and creativity during his school and college days, he said.
“This time, I decided to make use of this holiday to create something that I can keep for myself as a reminder of Covid-19 lockdown. It took one whole lockdown period to complete one miniature vehicle. Hence, I created four miniatures in the four phases of lockdown using scrap materials like parts of computers, unused tabs, plywood, metals and other items found in my houses,” he added.