Sand image on Orissa beach to congratulate Obama (With Images)

October 10th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Saturday created a four-foot high sand sculpture on Orissa’s Puri beach to congratulate US President Barack Obama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Pattnaik created images of Obama and the Nobel Prize bearing the message “Let peace prevail” on the beach in his home town Puri, 56 km from here, using about three tonnes of sand.

“I believe in peace and harmony and I take this opportunity to greet the US president for promoting world peace,” Patnaik told IANS over the phone.

Students of his Golden Sand Art Institute helped him in creating the sculpture.

Pattnaik has so far participated in about 40 international sand sculpture championships and has won many awards.

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