Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's special message for COVID-19 warriors. Seen it yet?

Updated: 10 August, 2020 19:56 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Pattnaik's latest sand art features portraits of a man and a woman, who are seen donating plasma after successfully recovering from the deadly virus

The sand art created by artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. Pic/Twitter Sudarsan Pattnaik
The sand art created by artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. Pic/Twitter Sudarsan Pattnaik

After spreading awareness with his unique sand art sculpture on how to wear a face mask properly, world-renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, on Thursday, took to Twitter to share his latest sand art creation. Pattnaik's latest sand art sculpture is an appeal to all COVID-19 warriors to come forward and donate plasma to fight the global pandemic.

Sharing a picture of his latest artwork which he created on Puri beach in Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik said, "My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha with message Please #DonatePlasmaSaveLife." He finished his appeal with the hashtag #FightAgainstCOVID19.

Pattnaik's latest sand art features portraits of a man and a woman, who are seen donating plasma after successfully recovering from the deadly virus. "Donate plasma, save life. Fight against COVID-19," read the text on Pattnaik's artwork.

Twitterati were in love with the meaningful appeal and agreed with Pattnaik's message. Taking to the comments section, one user said, "Please do your little responsibility it can save a life," while another wrote, "Amazing message by SandArt u r great."

Here's how netizens reacted:

A few days ago, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had assigned 20 ministers the responsibility of encouraging plasma donations in the state. The Odisha government has set up a Plasma Bank at Cuttack and two more will come up at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneshwar and Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital in Ganjam district's Brahmapur.

The state has already begun plasma therapy at Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack, SUM Hospital, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneshwar, and the Tata COVID Hospital in Ganjamt.

On Monday, Odisharecorded the highest single-day surge of COVID-19 cases. Odisha registered 1,528 new Covid-19 positive cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state health department on Monday. This is the highest number of Covid-19 deaths reported in a single day in the state so far.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published: 10 August, 2020 09:30 IST

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