Naveen Felicitates Foreign Sand Artists

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated foreign sand artists who enthralled all with their beautiful creations at the International Sand Art Festival in Konark.

Six foreign sand artists hailing from the USA, Canada, Russia, Ireland, Denmark, and Togo were felicitated at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Thursday. Apart from congratulating the invitee artists, the Chief Minister also apprised them on the rich artistic heritage of Odisha.

During the felicitation ceremony, Tourism Director also showcased a video of the sand art festival in Konark. This year, a total of 121 artists took part in the competitions. Present in the ceremony were ITDC Chairperson Shreemayi Mishra, Chief Advisor to CMO, R Balakrishnan and senior officials of the Tourism department.

The International Sand Art Festival in Konark, which started on December 1, is scheduled to conclude today.

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