Bhubaneswar, Nov 14: The differently-abled children in Odisha capital paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of Independent India, ahead of his 125th birth anniversary on Thursday offering roses to his sand sculpture.
The 5-ft tall statue of Pandit Nehru was crafted using 50 tonne of sand by renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at the ongoing Anjali National Children's festival here where 125 physically challenged children paid floral tribute to their beloved "Chacha Nehru". The festival was organised in Bhubaneswar to celebrate solidarity between the differently-abled and normal children.
Sruti Mohapatra, chief coordinator of Anjali National Children's Festival, said, "This is our tribute to Pandit Nehru. We celebrate his deep and unconditional love for all children."