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Trump-Kim summit: Sand artist appeals for peace through sculpture

Puri (Odisha), June 11, 2018: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday created a sand sculpture on peace in Odisha ahead of the proposed meeting between US President Donald Trump would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday in Singapore.

Pattnaik created the seven-foot sculpture of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un with their respective national flags by using about six tons of sand, bearing a message “Let Peace Prevail”, on a beach in Puri, 55 km from the State capital Bhubaneswar.

“It will be a historic meeting in Singapore. We welcome both the country for choosing peace,” said the internationally acclaimed sand artist.

So far. the Padma Shri awardee sand sculptor has participated in more than 60 International sand sculpture championships and festivals around the World and won many prizes for our country. He always tries to spread awareness through his sand art. His sculptures on world peace, Global warming, Stop terrorism, HIV/AIDS etc are giving positive messages to the World.

The stakes for US President Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are considerably higher. Their unprecedented meeting Tuesday comes after a year in which Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea.

Trump would meet Kim Jong-un at 9 am Singapore time on June 12.

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