On the occasion of Army Day, an artist has prepared a model of an Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks on Friday.(ANI)
On the occasion of Army Day, an artist has prepared a model of an Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks on Friday.(ANI)

Odisha: Artist prepares Indian army tank model using matchsticks

On the occasion of Army Day, an artist has prepared a model of an Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks on Friday.
ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:27 PM IST

On the occasion of Army Day, an artist has prepared a model of an Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks on Friday.

Speaking to ANI, the artist, Saswat Ranjan Sahoo, said, "I made a model of Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks to mark the occasion of Army Day. It took me 6 days to make this model whose length is 9 inches and breadth is 8 inches."

"I made this idol to pay tributes to our real heroes who sacrificed their lives for the nation. By making this model, I pay my tribute to the Indian army," said Sahoo.

Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to celebrate the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army - Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa.

The position was taken over on 15 January 1949 from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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