New Delhi, July 7: Union Ministster of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik for winning prestigious World Cup of Sand Sculpting 2014 in the US.
Mr Pradhan congratulated Mr Patnaik while the artist had a meeting with him in New Delhi on Monday.
Sudarsahn Patnaik had sculptured ‘Taj Mahal with Sah Jahan & Mumtaj’ in the World Cup along with his American counterpart in doubles category.
Sudarsahn who has many national and international awards to his credit, has made Odisha and the country proud for his creative expressions on sand, the Union Minister said.
Sudarshan has been able to get recognition for Odisha’s art and culture throughout the world and has become true representative of Odisha’s cultural identity, Mr Pradhan said and wished him to achieve more success in future.