Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won gold medal at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship “The magical world of sand” 2016. He had built a 15 feet sand sculpture on Mahatma Gandhi showcasing his endeavor for non-violence and peace.

Sudarsan Pattnaik said: “I am very happy to have won the title for my country. The director of sand art festival PaveI Minilkov presented the gold medal and the trophy at the ceremony today. I have tried to show through my sculpture how Gandhiji’s non-violence concept will bring global peace around the world.”

The week-long sand sculpture competition which had started on April 21 at Kolomenskoye, Moscow saw the participation of twenty top sculptors from across the world. He has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.

Sudarsan Pattnaik also got the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 2014. Pattnaik runs a sand art school at Puri beach in Odisha.

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