Sudarshan Pattnaik to participate in USF sand sculpture championship

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Puri, Jun 04 (UNI) Internationally acclaimed sand artist from Orissa Sudarsan Pattnaik left for Berlin today to represent India at the USF World Double Sand Sculpture Championship, 2008.

Jitendra Kishore Jagadev, one of Mr Pattnaik's students, will participate as his double in the championship, scheduled to be held from June 5 to 13.

As many as 11 countries from all over the world, including Denmark, Germany, the US, Britain, Spain, Holland, Japan, Belgium, Morocco and India, will participate in the competition.

Mr Pattnaik said he would create a sculpture based on global warming in Berlin.

Recently he had won people's choice award at the Moscow International Sand Sculpture Championship.

He had also won the first prize at the same competition in 2005 for his 15-foot-high sculpture on ''World peace'' - Mahatma Gandhi with the three monkeys, representing shunning of all evil.

Mr Pattnaik has so far participated in more than 35 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.

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