Modi praises Sudarsan for creating world’s tallest sandcastle


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik for registering his name in Guinness Book of Records by creating world’s tallest sandcastle on Puri sea beach on February 10.

Patnaik met the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Friday. Sudarsan presented a photograph of the 14.84 metres (48 ft. 8 inches) tall sandcastle.

Notably, Sudarshan and his 45 students had taken nine days to carve the sandcastle.

By creating this, Patnaik had broken the previous world record of tallest sandcastle, which was 13.97 m (45 ft 10.25 in) tall created by Ted Siebert (USA) in Virginia Key Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, on 27 October, 2015.