Sudarshan Patnaik creates sand arts on child sexual abuse


Bhubaneswar: Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on Monday created sand arts on Puri breach to support the 15-day ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ campaign, launched by the Odisha Police in association with Unicef to spread awareness against child sexual abuse.‏

Patnaik took to Twitter to inform his hundreds of his followers about his new sand art creation. “My SandArt with message Save Paree, Save Nation at Puri Beach to support the campaign of @odisha_police and @Unicef against Child Sexual Abuse. Let’s pledge to protect our children. #SaveParee #ENDviolence,” he wrote.

“Children are our greatest treasure. Let’s all unite to bring an end to Child Sexual Abuse. #SaveParee #ENDviolence . My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha,” the acclaimed sand artist wrote.

The beautifully crafted sand sculpture on the sensitive issue won high admiration with praise poured in from several noted personalities.

“Thanks for your excellent Sand Art to propagate the awareness campaign to #SaveParee,” wrote Director General of Police Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on his Twitter handle.

Praising Patnaik, UNICEF India wrote, “Great initiative by our friend in Puri supporting the #SaveParee Campaign to #ENDviolence #MondayMotivation.”

Heath and Family Welfare Minister also twitted and praised the sand arts. “Beautiful sand art by @sudarsansand on Puri beach to propagate message against child sexual abuse. Encouraging campaign by @odisha_police and @UNICEF for the welfare of our children’s future and society. My best wishes!,” he wrote.

Notably, the ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ (A word for the angel) was launched on May 28. As part of the campaign, 15 specially-designed vehicles named Paree Raths (Paree Express) started rolling from various parts of the state to create awareness among people against sexual assaults against minor girls.

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