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.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 17, 2017
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 18, 2017
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 19, 2017
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.”
Happy Dipawali 😊
— ✍🏻Krishnendra Rai * (@rsi_kr) October 19, 2017
“CONGRATULATIONS”. “Happy Diwali”
— Preetha Premjith (@PreethaPremjith) October 19, 2017
It’s interesting one. Wish you also a very happy Diwali.
— Bikram Swain (@BikramS50397034) October 19, 2017
That’s just beautiful #HappyDiwali greeting in sand!
— Maya Varma (@swargcoming) October 19, 2017
Happy Diwali to you and your family. Crackers should be completely banned from India to avoid all kind of polutions🙏
— Satya Rath (@SatyaRath2) October 19, 2017
Mr Sudarshan Pattnaik has his own world where he lives his dreams with an unique way…
— abinash nayak (@abinashnayak6) October 19, 2017
so beautiful , you are a amazing artist…..Happy Diwali…..peace…love and joy to every one…
— Sarah Dee (@dee482746_dee) October 19, 2017
I am agree with you sir and happy diwali to you sir…..
— abhishek mishra (@abhishe28011852) October 18, 2017
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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