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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik to represent India in sand sculpting championship

Sudarsan Pattnaik

Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is all set to represent India in Singapore International Sand Sculpting Championship 2017 where he plans to highlight the hazards of ocean pollution through his art.

Pattnaik said the competition, to be held from August 28 to 31 at Santosa, will witness participation of as many as 15 artists from countries like Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Portugal, and Togo.

The internationally acclaimed sand sculptor said he will participate as a solo representative and create a sand sculpture on “Save Ocean Save Earth” as all over the world the oceans are being polluted by plastic garbage, oil spillages.

These hazards not only affect the flora and fauna of the ocean, but also severely hit birds and land animals, and the overall ecosystem, he said. “We must act to stop this pollution to save our earth from man-made hazards,” he said.

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