Sri Manas Kumar Sahoo created a sand sculpture at Puri sea-beach encourage Indian Team Common Wealth Games.
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India’s well-known 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 beginning of this year’s Common Wealth Games.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) is being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the fourth largest multi-sport event after the Olympics, the Asian Games, and the Maccabiah Games.
It will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,560 competing athletes across 17 different sports, although the country previously hosted the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. There will be 71 participating nations at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. CWG began in 1930 as the British Empire Games.
India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, will lead the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Parkhere Wednesd ay night. India had won two gold, one silver and one bronze in 2010 and this time again they would look to repeat their performance even though they suffered a jolt with the late withdrawal of Saina due to injury. India will be contesting in 14 events with its 215 athletes.
Mr. Sahoo has prepared this sculpture to encourage athletes from India. Through his art he intends to inspire the athletes to bring the fame and pride for our nation among them all. This sculpture shows that the logo and Musket of the common wealth game and the entire sports event around it and with a message “Strive Your Best India”.
The sand sculpture is of the length of 20ft by using 20 tons of sand at a labor cost of 7 hours. The nice idea of this preparation is appreciated by lover of art and culture, all visitors & tourists & people of locality.