Sunday, July 11, 2010
The artists from Italy won the 'Jury Choice', while Ireland won the 'Sculptor Choice' prize in this championship.
Pattnaik had created 15 feet high Hindu god Ganesh to create awareness among with people on the potential dangers of global warming at the International Sand Championship.
The top of the sculpture depicted the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and in the flowing water Lord Ganesh is traveling on a boat with a sign 'Divine Concern on Global Warming'.
This was to educate people through his art about the effects Global Warming.
Pattnaik hails from Orissa and has so far participated in more than 35 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.
His sand sculpture on Black Taj Mahal earned him accolades all over the world. " I am very happy after winning the prize," Pattnaik in an email from Moscow.