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Diwali 2017: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik promotes a cracker-less Diwali and Twitterati were impressed

Sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik chose to wish people Diwali in a unique way this year. He posted a series of tweets, showcasing his sand sand sculptures, which had special messages written on them.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik often takes a stand on things he feel strongly about. These Diwali sculptures are a representation of his views on cracker ban. (Source: Sudarsan Pattnaik/Twitter)

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with zeal and zest across India. However, to curb high pollution levels, the Supreme Court banned the use of crackers during Diwali in Delhi-NCR and Chandigarh this year. Many celebrities turned to support the ban and requested for a cracker-less Diwali.

However, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik decided to present his views in a different way. Taking to social media, the talented artist shared multiple tweets showing sand sculptures made by him on the Puri beach for the festival of Lights. Interestingly, each sculpture had a unique message written on them, clearly showing what the artist feels about Diwali and the bursting of crackers that take places on the occasion.

A majority of Tweeple  seemed quite impressed with the art work and the message. While, some people wished him on Diwali and congratulated the way he chose to celebrate the festival, others appreciated his unique sculpture and their designs. Check out his original tweets and their reactions.

The three images that were tweeted out, had different messages inscribed on them. One was a that of a diya, where the Padma Shri awardee wished everyone on Diwali, “May the festival of lights bring happiness, peace & prosperity to all #HappyDiwali .My SandArt at Puribeach.” The other, which was a sculpture of a Goddess Kali, said “No Crackers Save Nature #HappyDiwali – one of my SandArts for the Festival of Lights. #BeatPollution” and the third stated, “Today My SandArt with message #SayNoToCrackers to #BeatPollution at Puribeach in Odisha.”

However, a few did seem a little disgruntled with his stand and stated that the festival of Diwali dulls down when crackers are not used.

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