The Gandhi Jayanti is held on the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti the reputed international sand artist Mr. Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sand sculpture at the golden sea beach of Puri, Odisha and distance of 65k.m from Bhubaneswar of the capital of Odisha.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a Swachh Bharat mission led by the government of India to make India a clean India. This campaign was launched officially by the government of India on 145th birthday anniversary of the great person, Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd of October, 2014. It was launched especially on the birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi as he was dreamed and very keen to make this country a clean country. The government of India has aimed to make India a clean India by 2nd of October 2019 (means 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi) through this campaign.
The artist Mr. Sahoo has prepared a sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi. This sculpture is the height of 12 ft, using 20 tons of sand and continuous labour of 48 hours. By preparing this sculpture the artist also wants to give a message “Swachh Bharat swasth Bharat”.