BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday felicitated sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for winning gold medal at Sand Sculpture Championship in Moscow.
Notably, Sudarsan created a 15ft high sand sculpture titled ‘Gandhi & World Peace’ that was adjudged as the winner at the sand championship.
“CM @Naveen_Odisha felicitated sand artist @sudarshansand on winning gold medal at Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship,” tweeted Chief Minister’s Office.
The chief minister also congratulated athletes Amiya Mallick, Dutee Chand and Purnima Hembram for their performances in the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi.
They are now competing in the qualifying event for Rio Olympics.