FIFA World Cup Sand Sculpture Puri Beach by Sri Manas Kumar Sahoo
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International reputed sand artist Sri Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sand sculpture at the golden sea-beach (near Light House), Puri, situated at a distance of 65 km, from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, to celebrate the opening of 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament in South Africa. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Brazil, the first held in South America since 1978. It is scheduled to take place from 12 June to 13 July 2014 and 32 countries are participating in this competition. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition. In view of the worldwide celebration Mr. Sahoo prepared a beautiful sand sculpture that indicates unity, harmony and brotherhood of all the countries. In this sculpture he shows a foot ball, mascot and the FIFA world cup.
The sand sculpture is of the height of 7ft by using 10 tons of sand at a labour cost of 8 hours. The nice idea of this preparation is appreciated by lover of art and culture, all visitors & tourist & people of locality. By preparing this sculpture the artist also wants to give the message ” All in One Rhythm”.
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