Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik pays tribute to MS Swaminathan with his sand sculpture

Puri (Odisha) [India], September 28 (ANI): Well-liked sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik on Thursday paid tribute to MS Swaminathan, a famend Agricultural scientist and the driving drive behind India’s Inexperienced Revolution, by creating his sand sculpture at Odisha’s Puri seaside.

Pattnaik used 4 tonnes of sand to create the sculpture.

“That is my tribute to the ‘father of Inexperienced Revolution’, MS Swaminathan by my artwork”, mentioned Pattnaik.

Famend Agricultural scientist and the driving drive behind India’s Inexperienced Revolution MS Swaminathan, handed away on Thursday, on the age of 98.

Swaminathan was an eminent agricultural scientist who headed the MS Swaminathan Analysis Basis in Taramani, Chennai.

Born on August 7, 1925, in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, Swaminathan was instrumental in growing high-yielding kinds of paddy that helped guarantee India’s low-income farmers produce extra yield.

He was generally known as the “Father of Financial Ecology” by the United Nations Surroundings Programme.

Swaminathan is survived by his three daughters Soumya Swaminathan, Madhura Swaminathan, and Nitya Swaminathan.

In 1987, Swaminathan was awarded the primary World Meals Prize in recognition of his monumental contributions.

He was additionally awarded by Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1971 and the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his demise by recalling his interactions with the agriculture scientist.

“Deeply saddened by the demise of Dr MS Swaminathan Ji. At a really essential interval in our nation’s historical past, his groundbreaking work in agriculture remodeled the lives of tens of millions and ensured meals safety for our nation” the Prime Minister mentioned in a submit on X.

“Past his revolutionary contributions to agriculture, Dr. Swaminathan was a powerhouse of innovation and a nurturing mentor to many. His unwavering dedication to analysis and mentorship has left an indelible mark on numerous scientists and innovators” the Prime Minister added. (ANI)