To motivate voters to exercise their right, a sand animation film made by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was released by the Chief Electoral Officer Mona Sharma here.

The one-and-a-half minute film will be telecast on Doordarshan and private TV channels and screened at cinema halls across the state besides being promoted through social media websites.

Through the film, Mr. Pattnaik has sent out messages such as “Don’t sell your vote”, “Don’t get influenced by false promises” and “Don’t get swayed by freebies”. The animation film and two photographs of sand art were released by the Director General of Election Commission Akshy Rout.

“We hope this innovative and creative film will motivate people to cast their vote and popularise the sand art form as well,” Ms. Sharma said.