Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to condemn the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, with a message “Bullet can’t stop Pen” at Puri beach of Odisha
While condemning the act of terror in strong words, which claimed the lives of 12 people, including the Editor of Charlie Hebdo, 4 top cartoonists and 5 other journalists, he expressed deep anguish over the loss of innocent lives.
Pattnaik created 8-ft high sand sculpture showing some faces of victims on newspaper and wrote, ‘Je suis Charlie’, which means ‘I am Charlie’ in French. He used 5 tons of sand to create this sculpture. He also paid tribute to the victims and expressed heartfelt condolences to their family members. We must believe in peace and harmony, he said.
Sudarshan Pattnaik always tries to spread social messages through his sand art.