Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sudarsan Pattnaik To Represent India At Sand Sculpting World Championship

BHUBANESWAR: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will represent India in World Championship of Sand Sculpting Russe, 2016 at Bulgaria.

This championship starts from 26th May and continues till 4th Jun. The topic of the competition is ‘Sports World and Olympic Symbols’. The artist will work out sand with a height of 2 meters. There are ten sand artists to participate in this championship.

“The city mayor of Russe invited me to participate in this championship,” said Sudarsan.

“I am going to carve a sand sculpture on ‘Drugs kill Sports’. My sand art is an awareness creating sculpture to uphold the sanctity, richness and sports, as an ever cherished saga of entertainment source, in high esteem,” said Sudarsan.

Sports are a great source of entertainment since time immemorial. Sportsmen and women excel in their games by virtue of physical and mental strength. Modern day sports supplemented by advanced technologies have reached a new level of competition throwing new challenges to all stakeholders such as sports personnel, organisers and regulators.

“One such unsolicited issue is the usage of performance enhancing drugs. So my sculpture will show how drugs kill sports. I will spread awareness among the sports personnel about this,” said the sand artist.

So far, Padma Sri awarded sand artist Sudarsan has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships and festivals around the World and won many prizes for our country.

His sand sculptures are based on social issues and current topics.  Recently he has won the gold medal in Moscow for creating a sand sculpture on Peace and Nonviolence.