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Sudarshan Pattnaik to create sand art on the theme “ Culture Unites All” at the Puri Beach

Bhubaneswar:13/5/23:The Culture Working Group (CWG) under India’s G20 Presidency will highlight  ‘Culture Unites All’ in  campaign mode to bring out  India’s unwavering belief in multilateralism based on peaceful coexistence among diverse cultures and communities.

Under the ‘Culture Unites All’ campaign to be held at the second Culture Working Group meet in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha from May 14 – 17, 2023  Padma Shri Sudarshan Pattnaik from Odisha will create sand art on the theme at the Puri Beach on May 14, 2023. The installation will be inaugurated at 5:30 PM by Shri G.K Reddy Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DoNER  and Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal,  Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs .

In today’s interconnected world, culture plays a crucial role in driving collaborative outcomes, and promotes inclusivity and harmonious living.

The theme ‘Culture Unites All’ recognizes that although cultural traditions and practices may vary greatly, they often share underlying values and principles. Culture, in all its manifestations, has the potential to transcend boundaries, foster connections and inspire genuine dialogue and understanding among individuals, communities, and nations.

Culture provides pathways to collaborate and develop sustainable and balanced solutions to contemporary global challenges. Encapsulating the essence of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ the message of ‘Culture Unites All’ embodies a holistic vision to work towards a collective sustainable future and universal well-being.

Credited as a pioneer of sand art in India, Shri Sudarshan Pattnaik is the recipient of third highest civilian honour, the Padam Shri, for his distinguished service. His sand art installations are world renowned and has represented India in various competitions at a global level. Shri Pattnaik believes in using his art as a means of spreading awareness about social and environmental issues, and as a catalyst to spread the message of peace and harmony while bringing people together for a shared cause.

Despite the cultural and regional differences in the practice of sand art around the world, there is a commonality that ties them all together. At its core, sand art celebrates the beauty of the natural world and its ephemeral character. This sustainable art form, created from readily available sand and water at the beach, does not add or take away from the balance of nature.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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