Puri: International Sand Artist Manas Kumar Sahoo has built a sand sculpture near the lighthouse on the Golden Sea Beach of Puri on the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day.”
Based on this year’s theme, ‘Protect the environment’, Manas has beautifully sculpted an image showing the face of a man smoking a cigarette which subsequently swallows him and ends up turning to a skeleton. The sand sculpture clearly reflects the consequences of smoking & how deadly it can be.
Through his Sand Art, he has tried to create awareness among the people about the consequences of smoking and requests all to build a pollution-free environment.
Sahoo took about seven hours to sculpt this 12 feet sand art with a beautiful message in it which reads as “World No Tobacco Day”. He used about 12 tons of sand to create the sculpture.