World Tuberculosis Day: Sudarshan Pattnaik sculpts sand art to raise awareness

Puri: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, international sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik has through his art, at Puri sea beach, given an awareness message for the treatment and total cure of the disease.

Pattnaik has mentioned that TB is not an incurable disease but it can be cured with proper medication.

The awareness programme was attended by Director of Health Services, Dr Kailash Chandra Das and TB Advisor of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Rajendra Ransingh.

Many students were also seen, on the occasion, displaying placards with TB awareness messages written on it.

Talking to media persons Patnaik said, “As it has been assumed that there are more TB patients in India, so the State and Central Government has taken an initiative to aware people about the disease. People can be cured if they are aware about the disease and for that purpose we created the sand art.”

Dr Das also briefed media persons, saying, “TB has become a challengeable disease for Odisha, the country and the whole world. It can be cured completely if every citizen becomes aware that it is a curable disease and the government is providing effective medicines for it.”