Report by Rashmi r Parida; Puri: Well-known sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik congratulating the team of Slumdog Millionaire and especially A.R Rahman through his sand sculpture by creating the 8 Oscars trophies with a 25 ft long movie rill. Pattnaik took 5 hours with using 5 tones of sand to complete it. Students of his golden sand art institute join hand with him to create this.
Before he had created many sculptures of Bollywood stars, former World champion Sudarsan has participated in more than 37 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country. Through his art Sudarsan helped the tsunami victims in India, Earth quick victims, save the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and spread awareness of the dangers of HIV-AIDS, polio and also tribute to train blast victims.