December 1 is celebrated as World Aids Day. This day is observed to create awareness about the sexually transmitted disease. It highlights the efforts that are undertaken to combat HIV/AIDS and also provides support to those who are affected by the disease. There are so many misconceptions about the disease which makes the need for more awareness of the issue. The day is also marked to show solidarity to those who have unfortunately lost their lives due to AIDS. On World Aids Day 2018, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has also done a beautiful art on Odisha's Puri beach to spread the message 'Stop Aids.' World AIDS Day 2018: What’s The Difference Between HIV and AIDS?
Sudarshan Pattnaik has always impressed people with his excellent art of making figures or things from sand and give out a message. On several occasions, he has created beautiful sand art sculptures winning appreciation on social media. A lot of people head to the Puri beach to see his sand art. For World Aids Day 2018, he has made a couple sleeping together along with a message that reads, "Keep the Promise, Stop Aids." Highlighting the Effects of Plastic, Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Sand Art to Beat Plastic Pollution (View Pic).
Take a look at Sudarsan Pattnaik's Sand art for World Aids Day 2018
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) December 1, 2018
Sudarsan Pattnaik is among the most popular sand artists in the country and even runs an institute to train students to train students in his art form. This year the theme for World Aids Day is "Know Your Status," which emphasizes knowing one's health status for HIV. According to a recent finding, about 9.4 million people were unaware that they are HIV positive.