Sudarsan Patnaik sculpts sand rifle to congratulate Bindra

August 11th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Abhinav Bindra

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik Monday created an image of a rifle out of sand in Bangalore to congratulate shooter Abhinav Bindra who made history by winning the country’s first individual Olympic gold medal in Beijing. “I and seven of my students created an image of a rifle using about five tones of sand,” Patnaik who is a resident of Orissa’s Puri city told IANS from Bangalore.

“The image is ten feet long and we will send a photograph of the image to Bindra. The image also has a message congratulating him.” he said.

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