Christmas 2020: CM extends wishes; sand arts at Puri beach


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday extended his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Christmas 2020.

“Warm greetings and best wishes to all on this joyous occasion of Christmas. May your lives be filled with happiness, peace and prosperity,” tweeted the Chief Minister.

Internationally-acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik attempted a world record by creating a giant 3D sand art of Santa Clauses with mask at Puri beach.

Sudarsan has created a 3D sand art of two Santa Clauses holding a mask giving a message “Use Mask, Stay Safe” to all over the world during this Christmas 2020.

He has attempted for Limca book of World record.

Sudarsan has created the sand art of 120ft long and 50ft width spread over an area of 6000sqft by using some colour sand.

Sant artist Manas Kumar Sahoo has also created sand Santa Claus at Puri beach.

In the art, Santa Claus is seen distributing masks and gloves to children advising them to use the protective gears to keep Covid-19 away.