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Orissa doc canvasses for Dalai Lama with his blood

Saturday, 12 January 2008 - 11:19pm IST | Agency: Agencies
Blood is the colour and syringes are the colour palette, which this doctor, on a mission, uses to paint his imagination with a cause.

He also wants to spread awareness about the plight of the Tibetans


BEHRAMPUR: Blood is the colour and syringes are the colour palette, which this doctor, on a mission, uses to paint his imagination with a cause.

Bhopal-based ayurvedic doctor, Dr Prakash Yadav was here on Friday to paint the faces of great personalities of India’s  freedom struggle  including Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.

This time, accompanied by the Tibetans, the 40-year-old doctor painted the faces of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji, Gautam Buddha, Rabindranath Tagore and the Dalai Lama, with blood drawn from his body through a syringe.

Dr Yadav wants the Indian government to give the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, to the Dalai Lama. He also wants the Olympic Games in China to be held in August be boycotted and Tibet declared ‘Heaven of Peace’.

Dr Yadav has been painting personalities with his own blood for about a decade.

As the doctor went about his work, thousands of people in support of this cause, raised slogans like ‘Free Tibet-Save India’ and ‘Chinese leaders murdabad’.

“I read about the sufferings of the Tibetans from a magazine and decided to launch this campaign of drawing pictures with my own blood,” he said.

Before coming to Behrampur, Dr Yadav had launched the campaign in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Rourkela. Dr Yadav, who publishes a monthly magazine ‘Glory of India’ in Hindi, will now move to Vishakhapatnam as he goes about sensitising the people of the country as well as the world on the sufferings of the Tibetans.




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