After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, it was the turn of famed artist Sudarsan Pattnaik sand art to support ‘gift a helmet’ campaign to get inspired by Telangana MP Kavitha Kalvakuntla’s online campaign on road safety.
As the Nizambad MP’s awareness drive–‘gift a helmet’–created a buzz on Twitter after she gifted her brother a helmet on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Pattnaik took to Puri beach and promoted her campaign through an art.
“The Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s MP daughter appreciated my art and thanked me for supporting her campaign. Through my art, I appealed to all sisters to gift helmet to their brothers for their safety,” Pattnaik said.
Earlier on August 2, chief minister Naveen Patnaik seconded Kavitha and tweeted: “Appreciate & share the concern of @RaoKavitha for #RoadSafety. Urge all to join noble initiative which will raise awareness in the society.”
Wary of road accidents and deaths of a large number of helmetless bikers across the country, the Supreme Court committee on road safety led by justice K S Radhakrishnan has been asking all states to take action against people not wearing helmets. But its enforcement is largely confined to the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.