Sudarsan’s sand sculpture on National Voter’s Day

Puri: On the eve of National Voter’s Day, eminent international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture with a message “Proud to be a voter, Ready to vote” at Puri beach on Sunday.

Sudarsan created a 5-ft high sand sculpture of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and some voters showing their finger.

To create this sculpture with the assistance of the students of his Sand Art School, Pattnaik used about three tonnes of sand to create the sculpture.

“I want to appeal the young voters to vote through my sand art,” Pattnaik said.

Sudarsan was felicitated as state icon by the Chief Election commissioner of India at New Delhi recently.

To encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as ‘National Voters’ Day’.

It was started from January 25, 2011.

So far, he has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships and festivals around the world and own many prizes for our country.