In the midst of a pandemic and increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, WHO has put focus on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. The theme for this year's World Health Day is ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. Here’s how sand animators and miniature artists from Odisha are spreading awareness.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 07 April 2022, 03:20 PM IST
“Let’s protect our planet for a healthier tomorrow” – Sharing a beautiful sculpture, acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik urges everyone to be aware of the need to stay healthy and live in a healthy environment.
Popular sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sculpture near Light House at Puri Beach to create awareness among people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The sand art is 18 ft wide and about 15 tons of sand was used for the same. It took him around 7 hours to sculpt it.
On this World Health Day, miniature artist from Odisha, Priyanka Sahani, has come up with a different idea with an aim to spread awareness on ways to stay fit and healthy. She has painted these shoes with tribal arts and messages like ‘Drink Excess Water’, ‘Eat Green Vegetables & Fruits’, ‘No Alcohol’, ‘No Smoking’, ‘Doctor Check Up Regularly’, etc.