January 15th every year is observed as Tiruvalluvar Day in honour of the Tamil saint cum poet Tiruvalluvar. As a fitting tribute to the saint , five women students of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College at Coimbatore created a replica of the saint with 730 match sticks and 600 neem leaves.
They used a stick pen to write 1300 couplets and placed it on the art work. The students took ten hours to complete the nine foot art piece after a lot of meticulous planning, trial and error. The piece will be on display in their college after which they plan to sell the same and donate the proceeds towards care of HIV patients.