On International Women's Day 2019, world famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has made a sand art honouring women. Wishing women on this day, the sand artist shared pictures of his work on Twitter. He traced the journey of a woman from being young to old representing it on a tree. He also highlights the United Nations' theme for International Women's Day 2019: Think equal, Built smart, Innovate for change.
Patnaik shared pictures of the sand art with the caption, "My sand art on International #WomensDay with message 'Think equal, Built smart, Innovate for change', at Puri beach in Odisha." Pictures of the sand art were quick to be shared widely on social media with internet users praising the sand art. Sudarsan Pattnaik is known for coming up with beautiful sand arts on social issues, festivals, observances and important events happening across the world. Women’s Day 2019: From #MeToo to #TimesUp, Times When Ladies Started Social Media Revolution With These Powerful Feminist Hashtags Globally.
Check out Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand art on International Women's Day 2019:
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 8, 2019
Women's Day came into being following a long journey led by different women across the world. It can be traced back to 1909 when about 15,000 women marched in New York for better pay, suffrage and shorter work hours. Various protests, events, talks, debates and sacrifices by women is to be credited for the rights and freedom that women today enjoy. Meanwhile, InternationalWomensday.com is celebrating the day with the theme is #BalanceforBetter. International Women's Day 2019: How to Save Your Children from Sexism by Celebrating Women's Day with Them.
Women's Day witness large scale events promoting the rights of women. The day celebrates women and creates awareness about the issues faced by them in society. While these topics are among the least talked about ones until the recent past, we now see a shift in the approach. Various women's issues and taboos are talked on larger platforms making people aware of it and measures to solve it. We wish all women a Happy International Women's Day!