Chennai students use sand sculptures to honour Indian World Cup squad

February 22nd, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Feb.22 (ANI): School students here created sand sculptures to wish the Indian team luck for the cricket World Cup.

About 60 students, with the help of sand artists, created sand sculptures consisting of the Indian flag, a cricket bat and ball, and the World Cup trophy, on Tuesday (February 22) at the city’s famous Marina Beach.

According to students, it took them nearly seven hours to prepare the sculpture.

“We students are gathered here to encourage our Indian team who have been performing well in recent games, and we have done a mega sand sculpture. We dedicate this sculpture to our Indian team. We wish them all the best to win the World Cup,” said V. Jai Surya, a student.

Students also wrote messages for the Indian team.

B. Raghupathy, the principal of the school, said sand art developed creative thoughts in students and also taught them teamwork.

“We wanted to motivate our school children so we brought our children here with the help of sand artists. We made this World Cup sand sculpture which will enable the children to encourage themselves and they become a famous players in the future. This artwork will also encourage the public as well as the other children,” said Raghupathy.

Tourists and other visitors who thronged this stretch of beach were appreciated the art.

Artists and students said the sculpture was to hail the participants of the grand sporting extravaganza, and also to wish the Indian team luck.(ANI)

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