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Sand artiste Pattnaik to represent India in Berlin

kolkata Updated: Jun 02, 2009 23:13 IST
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Internationally acclaimed sand artiste Sudarshan Pattnaik will represent India in the Berlin Second USF world solo sand sculpture championship this year.

This will be his second consecutive participation. He won the event last year.

Pattnaik, who had taken part in 39 international sand sculpture festivals/competitions around the world winning many accolades, will vie for the honour with artistes from 11 countries, a press release said here today.

The artiste, who had conceived a six-metre high sand sculpture based on global warming at the USF meet last year, will create a 15-feet-high sculpture this time, the standard norm for all participants.

Patnaik would leave for Berlin tomorrow for the championship to be held from June 4-11.

His sand sculpture on a black Taj Mahal earned accolades all over the world.

Patnaik had also spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and polio, plight of tsunami victims and the need to save endangered Olive Ridley turtles through his art.