BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for winning gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.
“Honoured to be congratulated by PM Shri @narendramodi on my Moscow achievement. Thank you Sir for your encouragement,” Pattnaik tweeted.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 29, 2016
“Today honourable prime minister @narendramodi Ji congratulated me at Parliament. For winning Moscow SandArt championship,” said the sand artist from Odisha.
Sudarsan won the championship for his sand art on “Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace”.
About 20 sand artists from different countries around the world participated in the championship. The championship event was held from 21-27 April at Moscow.