Bhubaneswar, Apr 26: As a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sculpture with an aim of spreading awareness among people about the need to help those hit by the calamity.
The sand sculpture with a message "Help the earthquake victims" has been created at the Puri beach in Odisha.
"The earthquake was a tragic incident. Scenes from the affected areas shown on television are horrifying. I appeal to everyone throughout the globe to come forward and help the victims in Nepal and India," said Pattnaik.
The sand artist said he used about five tons of sand to create the sculpture with intricate details and hoped that his sculpture would encourage people the world over to step forward and help victims of the earthquake in Nepal and India.