Indian reputed sand artist Sri Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sand sculpture at the golden sea-beach (near Light House), Puri, situated at a distance of 65 km, from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha to celebrate through his sand art the 6th BRICS summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil. Mr. Sahoo prepared a beautiful sand sculpture to give the message of peace and brotherhood among the BRICS nation, to eliminate poverty and for further economic cooperation for speedy development of the member nations.
BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The grouping was originally known as “BRIC” before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialized countries, but they are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs; all five are G-20 members.
The summit’s focus was on means of improving the global economic situation and reforming financial institutions, and discussed how the five countries could better co-operate in the future. There was further discussion of ways that developing countries, such as the BRICS members, could become more involved in global affairs.
The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a proposed multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an alternative to the existing World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The Bank is setup to foster greater financial and development cooperation among the five emerging markets. It would be headquartered in Shanghai, China and the first Chief executive will come from India.
In this sculpture he shows on sand the flags of the member nations with a message of “strengthening trust and mutual understanding”. The sand sculpture is of the height of 5ft by using 5 tons of sand at a labour cost of 5 hours.