New Delhi: Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the jury prize gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand art Championship.
The competition was held between 22nd and 28th April at Kolomenskoye, Moscow in Russia. The theme for the competition was “The world around us”. Pattnaik was the Indian representative in the competition, where twenty five sculptors from different countries participated.
The prize was awarded to Pattnaik in a ceremony by Pavel Menikov, the chief organizer of the event.
Sudarsan later called on Pankaj Saran, the Indian ambassador to Russia, who congratulated him on winning the medal.
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Last year, Sudarsan had won the gold medal in Moscow for his sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi on world peace. Recently, he created the world’s tallest sand castle on Puri beach in Odisha which got a place in the Guinness World Records.