Bhubaneswar: On the eve of World AIDS day, international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Thursday attempted for another world record by creating 800ft long and 400 ft wide Red Ribbon sand art at Puri beach.
After getting the official consent letter from Vijaya Ghose, Editor of Limca book of World record, Patnaik started the work ofRed Ribbon sand art. They will publish this as a record on their 2019 edition.
“World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness,” said Sudarsan.
He always tries to spread awareness through his sand art. He has used red coloured sand to create this Red Ribbon sand art. Pattnaik, who was assisted by 30 of his students at the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute of Puri, took 9 hours to create this Red Ribbon sand art.
Sudarsan had already created 23 world records registered with the Limca Book of Records and one Guinness World record by creating World’s tallest sand castle. Since last 12years, he is trying to spread awareness about HIV/ AIDS through his sand art in different places of the World.
“Puri is a tourist place where lots of tourists came every day. So I choose this place to aware people about HIV/AIDS,” said Sudarsan.
So far, Padma Shri awarded artist Sudarsan has participated in more than 50 international sand art championships and festivals around the world and won many prizes for our country.