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People's Choice award for sand artist Sudarsan

Bhubaneswar, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 NI Wire

Adding another feather to his cap, Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik yet again wins another event for his magnificent artistic creation as he won the ‘People’s Choice’ prize for his sculpture depicting the effects of global warming in an international sand sculpture championship held in Moscow.

Known worldwide for creating some startling sand sculpture, Pattnaik had created a 15-feet high Hindu Lord Ganesh to create awareness among people about global warming and its devastating effect.

The top of the sand statue depicts a melting Himalayan glacier while Ganesh is shown travelling on a boat floating in ice water, holding a sign that reads ‘Divine Concern for Global Warming’.

The first Moscow International Sand Sculpture Championship which kicked off on May 24 concluded on May 30 (Friday). Participants from Italy, Spain, Japan, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, and Denmark displayed their artistic skills and descriptive imaginary on this worldwide platform.

Artists from Italy won the ‘Jury Choice’ while ‘Sculptor Choice’ prize goes to Ireland.

Sandwiched with his imagination and creativity, Sudarshan has so far participated in various national and international events and won many awards. His sand sculpture on Black Taj Mahal has earned him honour all over the world.

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