Sand Art Park to come up in Puri

Puri: The Odisha government on Tuesday identified land to set up the state’s first Sand Art Park In Odisha’s Puri to promote sand art and attract more tourists from different parts of the world.

Tourism Secretary Mona Sharma, Puri District Collector Arvind Agarwal and senior officials of Tourism department visited the spot where Sand Art Park would be set up.

They finalised the land for the project near Banki river mouth beach in the city.

Famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik was also present on the occasion.

Puri Collector said Tourism department will maintain the Sand Art Park.

There will be a workshop centre, where training on sand art will be conducted, and space for permanent display of sand arts featuring different kinds of sand sculptures throughout the year to attract more tourists from around the world, said Agrawal.

Sudarshan had earlier requested the Odisha government to set a sand art park, following which the government also identified land near Baliapanda Sea View in the city. However, it was cancelled later.