Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on his winning the International Sand Sculpture Championship in Copenhagen. In a message, the Chief Minister said Odisha is proud to have an internationally acclaimed sand sculptor of Sudarshan Pattnaik’s stature who has won several laurels for the State.
It should be noted that Odisha-based Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the first prize at the Copenhagen International sand sculpture championship 2012 held in Denmark. Including Sudarsan 9 artists participated from different countries in This championship, they are Canada, Russia, Bulgaria, Ireland, England, Germany, Ukraine, Gahanna.
Today on the occasion of prize giving ceremony the cultural Mayer of Copenhagen Pia Allerslev presented the 1st prize to Sudarsan. Russia won the second prize and Ireland won the third prize. Pattnaik created a 20 Feet high sand sculpture on "Save the Ocean".
I always try to give messages through my sculpture, so, this time I created this sculpture on "save the Ocean". On my sculpture I show the little marmite of Copenhagen. I am very happy to won this prize. Said Sudarsan. From last 20 years he is doing sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha.