Bhuabneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday congratulated globally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on being selected for the prestigious Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019.
Appreciating the artist for adding another feather to his cap, Naveen through the official Twitter handle of Office of the Odisha’s Chief Minister expressed happiness stating that Sudarsan “continues to make Odisha proud across the world and serves as a beautiful tribute to the state’s rich artistic culture.”
Congratulations to eminent sand artist Padma Sri @sudarsansand on being selected for the prestigious Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. His flair with sand continues to make #Odisha proud across the world and serve as a beautiful tribute to the state’s rich artistic culture.
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) November 2, 2019
Sudarsan will get the honour at the International Sand Nativity to be held in Italy from November 13 to 18. Padma Shri awardee Pattnaik will represent India in the festival, which will be attended by a total of eight sculptors.