Internationally acclaimed Odia sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected for the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019.
Sudarsan will be felicitated during the international sand nativity in Italy which will be held from November 13 to 18.
He will represent India in international Scorrana sand nativity. As many as eight sculptors will participate in this festival.
Padma awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has participated in more than 60 international sand art festivals and championships around the world and won many prizes for the country.
He always tries to send a social message through his sand sculpture. “I am very glad to know that I am selected for this award. I feel very honoured to be part of this festival,” said Sudarsan Pattnaik.