On International Nurses Day, Sudarsan Pattnaik honoured Florence Nightingale with his sand art on the Puri beach.

Image tweeted by Sudarsan Pattnaik.

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik remembered Florence Nightingale on International Nurses Day and paid tribute to her with his artwork on the Puri beach. The artist shared a picture of his sand art on Twitter and paid tribute to nurses “for their tireless efforts” especially amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“A tribute to Florence Nightingale,” a message on Pattnaik’s artwork read as the artist created a sand sculpture of the social reformer on the Puri beach.

“#InternationalNursesDay salutes our nurses for their tireless efforts. Let’s give them utmost love, respect and support to fight against #Covid19Pandemic . My sand art at Puri beach to remember #FlorenceNightingale, who has inspired millions of people for serving humanity,” Sudarsan Pattnaik said in the caption of his post.

See his artwork here:

Pattnaik’s sand art garnered a big round of applause on the internet as netizens commended his sculpture in the comments section of the post.

“Your work is great,” a comment read while another user hailed Pattnaik as a “magician”.

See the comments here:

International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 12 to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Renowned as the Lady with the Lamp, Florence Nightingale served as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War in the early 1850s and administered care for wounded soldiers. She also fought for improving healthcare facilities and advocated better hunger relief in India.

Florence Nightingale also founded the world’s first professional school of nursing at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860. The nursing school is now part of King’s College London.

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