Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show

Posted on:02 Sep 2016 09:29:53
Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show
02 September 2016 Current Affairs: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the people's choice prize for his sand sculpture titled "Mahatma Gandhi- World Peace" at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.

Sudarsan has already won a gold medal for the 15-foot-high sculpture which he created at the championship held in April 2016. The sand art depicted the message of non-violence and peace.

In the People's Choice category, the sand sculpture got 60,000 votes of a total of 80,000 votes. At least 20 sand artists from countries around the world participated in the championship.

Pattnaik has also been honoured with a Padmashri  India's fourth highest civilian award. He runs a sand art school at Puri beach in Odisha.

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