Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Internationally sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for winning a gold medal at the recently concluded International Sand Art championship 2016 held in Moscow.
Chief Minister congratulated the renowned sand artist and presented silver filigree Konark wheel and a shawl.
“Congratulated @sudarsansand on winning gold at Moscow Sand Art Championship, wish him more success,” the CM tweeted on Monday.
Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and Tourism Department Principal Secretary Gagan Kumar Dhal were also present on the occasion.
Notably, the artist created a 15 feet high sand art “Mahatma Gandhi sculpture for non-violence and peace” in the contest, which was held from April 21 to 27 at Kolomenskoye in Moscow.