On the occasion of Christmas celebration, the Puri beach will be crowded. Not only by those who enjoy a stroll by the seaside but also by Santa Clauses and Christmas trees, not just one or two but a 100 of them!. On 24 th December evening hundreds of sand Santa clause spreads messages about Global Warming at Puri beach of Orissa, India.
Former World champion sand artist sudarsan Pattnaik represented these sand Santas in a unique way. Generally Santa clause bring gifts to home for good children but these Santa Clause spreading messages about global warming and giving plants as gift. Sudarsan Pattnaik who has already a record holder of Limca book trying for another record by creating hundreds of sand santa clause.
Sudarsan not only created hundreds of sand Santa clause but also created Christmas trees on earth with a message “Save Earth from Global Warming”. He has used 1000 tones of sand and around 36 hours in three days to complete this. He also used color sand to create the live images of Santa. In this event about 20 students of his Golden sand art institute are assisting him.
“Puri is the place where sand art started in the 14th century and the tourist inflow into Puri is another reason why I chose the awareness about global warming through Santas as the subject at this time of the year and I hope the sand sculpture of Santa clauses will place in “Limca Book of World Record,” Pattnaik said. Officials of Limca book of record has given me consent to create this sculpture.
World champion Sudarsan has participated in more than 39 international sand sculpture championships/ festivals across the world and won many awards for the country. This year he won the 1st USF at Germany. Last year he was also created World’s biggest sand Santa clause, Jesus Christ and longest Santa Clause at Puri beach which was placed in “Limca book of World record”. Through his art Sudarsan helped the tsunami victims in India, Earth quick victims, save the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and spread awareness of the dangers of HIV-AIDS, polio and also tribute to train blast victims.beach-at-puri awareness sand-art