Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been conferred the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 at a ceremony in Rome on Friday. Pattnaik became the first Indian to win this prestigious award for his art.
In this award ceremony, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian embassy, Neeharika Singh was present.
Taking to Twitter, Pattnaik wrote:
I have received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 by Mr. Vito Maraschio the president of Promuovi International Scorrano Sand Nativity at a ceremony in Rome , Italy pic.twitter.com/2bNEbvKesz
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) November 16, 2019
Notably, Pattnaik has participated in more than 60 international sand art festivals and championships around the world and won many prizes for India.