Sand artist Sudarsan wins People's Choice award in US

Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has won the People's Choice Prize at International Sand Sculpting Championship 2019 held in Boston city of the US.

Pattnaik sculpted a sand art on plastic pollution with a message 'Save the Ocean', which brought him the achievement.

The festival started on July 26 and concluded on July 28. Including India, there were 15 sculptors from around the world who participated in this festival. Belgium got sculptor's choice and Canada got the jury's choice prize.

"I have created sculpture on 'Stop Plastic Pollution' with the message "Save the Ocean". Happy to see lots of people voted for my sculpture," said Pattnaik.

Pattnaik, who is known for his sand sculptures on social awareness, has participated in more than 60 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards. He is a Padma Shri recipient and Guinness World Records holder.

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