Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold for his ‘go green’ sand sculpture in Moscow championship
Pattnaik created a 10 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh with the message “Go Green”.india Updated: May 10, 2017 18:07 IST
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won a gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship which was held from April 22 to April 28 at Kolomenskoye, Moscow in Russia.
The prize was awarded to Pattnaik during a ceremony by the chief organiser of the event, Pavel Menikov.
Twenty five sculptors from different countries participated in the championship for which the theme was ‘the world around us.’
Sudarsan later called on the Indian ambassador in Russia, Shri Pankaj Saran, who congratulated him on his achievement.
Pattnaik created a 10 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh with the message “Go Green” during the competition.
“This year the slogan of the Russian government is “Go Green”, so I chose this as the theme of my sculpture,” he said.
“Blessings of Lord Ganesh ensure the success of any endeavour taken for the well-being of the surroundings and the world as a whole,” he added.
Last year, Pattnaik won a gold medal in Moscow for his sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi on ‘World peace.’
Recently, he created the world’s tallest sand castle at Puri beach in Odisha which found mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. He was also awarded the Padma Shri by the government in 2014.