Bhubaneswar: Artist Samarendra Behera has carved a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a tree in Simlipal National Park to convey his concern for felling of trees.
The portrait is an attempt to call upon people to join hands in saving the environment, a news agency quoted Behera as saying.
Since he may not personally meet the Prime Minister to take up the issue of tree felling in forests, Behera wanted to appeal to him through the portrait on the tree. The artist also wanted to thank the Prime Minister for various development works in the country.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has praised the creation of Behera. In a tweet, Pradhan thanked the artist for his creative work to promote awareness on environment protection.