Sambalpur: Renowned sand artist of global eminence Sudarsan Patnaik will set up a sand art training centre in the Western Odisha district of Sambalpur very soon.
“I will set up the proposed centre on my own. The centre would provide training to the local people having a penchant for this unique art,” Patnaik told newsmen at Jawahar Park near Hirakud dam on the outskirts of Sambalpur on Sunday where he was invited to sculpt a sand art to mark the Vigilance Awareness Week.
The sand art sculpted by Sudarsan and his team members depicts the campaign against corruption.
“I will also make sand art on several religious festivals celebrated in Western Odisha which will attract more tourists,” he added.
Senior district officials including the DIG, Northern Range, Sambalpur collector and the district Vigilance SP were present.