Sudarsan Pattanaik, the world famous sand artist of Orissa, is one who could be cited as an instance of what a person can do with determination, dedication and devotion to his work. We proudly publish the Rastrapati Bhawan Press Release on this unique Oriya.-Editor
SAND ARTIST SUDARSHAN PATTNAIK MEETS PRESIDENT
22-08-2005 : Rashtrpati Bhavan, New Delhi
The well-known sand artist, Shri Sudarshan Pattnaik met the President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a photograph of his prize winning entry at the 3rd International Sand Sculpture Competition 2005 in Berlin.
The entry won a prize competing against entries from around the world. The 20 foot high sand sculpture called, “World Peace”, features Mahatma Gandhi and the three famous monkeys who teach not to see evil, hear evil or speak evil.
Shri Pattnaik has been creating sand sculptures for the past more than a decade in Puri, Orissa.