Odisha’s Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Italian Sand Art Award

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels to Odisha and the country, Sudaran Pattnaik has become the first Indian to receive the Italian Golden Sand Art Award-2019

The honour for the Padma Shri awardee came at the International Scorrana Sand Nativity festival in Secce, Italy on Friday evening.

Pattnaik created a 10-feet high sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi with the Russian artist Pavel Minilkov.

He was among eight sand sculptors who had participated in the festival.

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