Eminent Indian sand craftsman and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the People’s Choice Award at a lofty sand chiseling celebration in the U.S., wowing the American open with his figure that featured the message of battling plastic contamination in seas.
Pattnaik was among the 15 top sand specialists chose from over the world to take an interest in the 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston, Massachusetts. He won the People’s Choice Award for his sand design ‘Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean’
“This is an extremely huge honor and respect for me in the US. This honor is for India, which is likewise completing a lot to beat plastic contamination and bring issues to light on this significant issue,” Pattnaik told PTI over telephone from Boston.
The honor winning model demonstrated a turtle got in a plastic pack and a fish with plastic rubbish, for example, shoes, containers and glass inside its body. The tail of the fish is in the mouth of a human, meaning how plastic contamination in the seas is antagonistically affecting individuals likewise when they expend ocean bottom.
“A large number of individuals deciding in favor of my figure that features the issue of plastic contamination underscores that the open also is worried about our seas getting dirtied and bolsters the earnest need to make a move to spare our seas and planet,” said Pattnaik, who is known to pass on social messages and subjects through his specialty.
In the midst of noisy cheers and commendation, he got the People’s Choice decoration from Revere Beach Partnership Board Member Adrienne Sacco-Maguire during an honor function.
The Odisha-local said that through his model he needs to feature that human movement is obliterating the seas, and people are additionally getting affected by contaminated conduits as they devour sustenance from the ocean and streams.
Portraying the honor as extraordinary, he stated, “This honor isn’t just for me however for the general population. This is an open mindfulness form. The individuals who have decided in favor of my model have decided in favor of activity on plastic contamination.”
A few Indians likewise appeared at the celebration with the Indian tricolor and expanded their help for Pattnaik, who offered thanks to the Indian Consulate General in New York and its authorities for their help.
Complimenting Pattnaik on the success, India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty stated, “We are pleased that our own one of a kind Sudarsan has won the People’s Choice Award at this esteemed world occasion.”
Mr Chakravorty expressed gratitude toward the Indian Community of Greater Boston region and all over US for their help, saying the subject of Pattnaik’s figure ‘Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean’ is extremely topical and important and has resounded with the general population. One more plume in the top of our virtuoso from the blessed City of Jagannath Puri.”
Facilitated by non-benefit association Revere Beach Partnership, the celebration – presently in its sixteenth year – was held from July 26-28 and was gone to by near a million people.
One of the biggest sand chiseling celebrations, it sees cooperation from driving sand artists from around the globe. Pattnaik was the sole agent from India and Asia. Specialists from Belgium and Canada likewise succeeded at the lofty title.