Rome: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 at a ceremony in Rome.
I feel very glad and honoured to receive this prestigious award, said Pattnaik.
Earlier this week, Pattnaik had represented India at the International Scorrano Sand Nativity event held in Lecce, Italy. At the event, Pattanaik along with other Pavel Minilkov from Russia created an eight-foot-high sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.
Pattnaik said that he aims at sending a social message through his sculptures.