Sand artists spread awareness, extend solidarity towards AIDS victims

Marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day on December 1, various sand artists in different states of India, created sand art to spread the awareness and extend their solidarity towards people living with AIDS.

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a beautiful art on Odisha’s Puri beach to spread the message ‘Stop Aids.’ Sudarsan made a couple sleeping along with a message that read “Keep the promise”, promoting the World AIDS Day theme.

Sand artist Narayan Saho also created a mesmerising sand art at Juhu Chowpatty, in Mumbai. He created a beautiful face encircled with the AIDS red ribbon, along with the preaching this years’ theme, ‘Know Your Status’. According to the reports, his creation took seven hours. Hundreds of people arrived to praise the beautiful art piece.


Every year, December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day in order to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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