Puri Lad’s Unique #Cheer4India Message For Indian Athletes At Tokyo Olympics

Puri: An Odia boy from the Land of Jagannath has a unique cheer message for Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. He has crafted a #Cheer4India message with matchsticks as a show of support for the countrymen.


With barely hours left for the opening ceremony of the biggest sporting event, Saswat Ranjan Sahoo of Kumbharpada in the town wanted to send across a special message and decided to design the logo with matchsticks.

“I have prepared the Olympic logo using 930 matchsticks in one day,” said the 18-year-old.

“I wish success to our Indian sportsmen and support #Cheer4India campaign raised by Ministry of Sports,” he added.

Puri Lad's Unique #Cheer4India Message For Indian Athletes At Tokyo Olympics

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Saswat also made it to India Book of Records for his work of Lord Jagannath from the matchsticks. He made an idol of Lord Jagannath using 7,881 matchsticks, making it to the India Book of Records.

“I completed the 17-inch-long and 15-inch-wide Jagannath idol in 21 days,” said Saswat.

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