International Day of Peace Sand Art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

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Internationally acclaimed Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture on International Day of Peace at the Puri beach in Odisha.

Pattnaik said, “I have made an effort to deliver the message “Let Peace Prevail” through my sand sculpture.”

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.

The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.

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