New Delhi: Internationally renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through his picturesque art has been in the forefront in spreading awareness on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. This is evident from the various sand art creations the brilliant artist has made, covering range of issues – from garbage or plastic crisis, treating waste water to ending open defecation. The artist will now take his art form to spread social awareness to spread awareness on hazards of ocean pollution on an international platform. In August, the artist will represent India in Singapore International Sand Sculpting Championship 2017.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 30, 2017
Mr Pattnaik believes that citizens across the globe need to take action against the effluents discarded in oceans to save the water bodies, “We must act to stop this pollution to save our earth from man-made hazards,” he said. Mr Pattnaik has so far participated in more than 50 International sand sculpture championships across the world.
At a time when the government is in full swing to make urban and rural areas open defecation free (ODF), Mr Pattnaik on August 1 carved out a beautiful sand art at Puri beach in Odisha appealing people to use toilets and refrain from defecating in open, “Let’s keep the environment clean. My appeal to #UseToilet through a SandArt at #Puri beach. @swachhbharat.”
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) August 1, 2017
A few days back the sand artist under the #SayNoToPlastic requested citizens to stop using all kinds of plastic items including bottles, cartons and bags, “My humble appeal to all #SayNoToPlastic”
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 28, 2017
His art forms are not only raising awareness among the citizens but is also brining about a concrete change. For instance tonnes of litter was cleared from Banki Muhana beach after Mr Pattnaik sat on a dharna for five days. Last month, he had even penned down a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to set up waste water treatment plants along India’s coastlines to save our water bodies.