Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A student from Cuttack has carved a niche for him as a miniature artist by creating replicas of several monuments with the help of waste materials like wax, matchsticks, cardboard and tissue paper.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty from Jhanjir Mangala, Cuttack has earned accolades by creating a miniature model of Kedarnath temple. Smruti has used waste materials like wax, matchsticks, cardboard and tissue paper to create the 27-centimetre height temple.

Earlier, he had drawn the attention of the whole State by creating an inch height of Lord Jagannath's wax miniature. He was also the talk of the town because of creating a small miniature chariot of Lord Jagannath. Among his other artworks, the ten incarnations of Lord Jagannath has also earned him praise from all quarters.

Smruti, who is currently a +2 student, has bagged a number of national awards for his rare artworks. He has also entered the India Book of Records and Asia Book for his splendid creativity.

Smruti, who is a great devotee of Lord Jagannath, dedicates his art and talent to Lord Jagannath and his parents. Smruti’s parents are proud of his art and ideas.

"With Lord Jagannath's grace, I aspire to develop my skills further and build even smaller sculptures in the future," said Smruti.

(Edited by Ramakant Biswas)

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