Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the jury prize gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand art Championship.
Pattnaik secured the gold for his sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh with message ‘Go Green’ at the Championship held between April 22nd and 28th at Kolomenskoye, Moscow in Russia.
The prize was awarded to Pattnaik in a ceremony by Pavel Menikov, the chief organizer of the event.
Sudarsan later called on Pankaj Saran, the Indian ambassador to Russia, who congratulated him on winning the medal.
Pattnaik was representing India in the competition, where twenty five sculptors from around the globe participated. The theme for the international sand sculpture event was “The world around us”.