Sand Artist Sudarsan’s new sand castle creates Guinness World Record

Posted on:13 Feb 2017 09:05:48
Sand Artist Sudarsan’s new sand castle creates Guinness World Record
13 February 2017 Current Affairs: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a Guinness World Record on 10 February 2017 by sculpting a 48.8 feet tall sand castle at Odisha’s Puri beach.

The world’s tallest sand castle carries a message of world peace and features sculptures of legendary leaders and preachers of peace such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Gautama Buddha.

Highlights :  Patnaik achieved the huge feat in just four days.

He along with his 45 students started work on the sculpture on 7 February. They worked for nearly 12 hours a day.

The artwork would be exhibited on the Puri beach for two more days.

The official announcement about Patnaik’s feat was made by Guinness authorities in the presence of the state’s chief secretary Aditya Padhi and other senior officers.

American artist Ted Siebert was the previous record holder. He had built a 13.97 metre high (45 .10 feet) sand castle at Miami Beach, USA in 2015 in seven days.

Sudarsan Pattnaik : The 39-year-old Odisha-born sand artist is a Padma Shri awardee. He was conferred the prestigious award on 2014.

He started sculpting images on the sand at an early age of seven years and has designed hundreds of sand art pieces since then.

Previously, he has created 23 world records, all of which are registered in the Limca Book of Records.

He has represented India in 50 international Sand Sculpture championships and festivals and has won 27 among them. He won the World champion title at USF World Sand Sculpture championship at Berlin in 2008.

Apart from this, he is a 5-times winner of People’s choice award at Berlin.

He also established the Golden Sand Art Institute, the first-ever sand institute in India

One of his sand sculptures titled, the Black Taj Mahal, received accolades from around the world

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