On the occasion of Christmas celebration, the Puri beach will be crowded, not only by those who enjoy a stroll by the sea side but also by Santa Clause.
Today, International sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik created World's Biggest Sand Santa clause with a message " Peace and Prosperity, Health and Happiness" which will be around 35 ft high at Puri beach, Odisha on the eve of Christmas. I am with my 15 students of our Sand art institute started this sculpture from 22nd. Every day we are working for 12 hours. We used 1800 tones of sand and 100 labourers to create this sculpture and we are also created sand sculpture of Jesus Christ and Mother Marry Sudarsan said.
We are doing sand art festival since last 7 years at Puri beach. I have already created 8 records in Limca Book of World Record like Longest sand Santa clause, Biggest Jisus Christ,100 santa clause, Number of Sand Taj Mahal etc. This year we applied a new thought to create this sculpture with Santa clause dress.
After getting the official permission from Arthy Muthanna Singh, Senior editer of Limca book of World records, we have started to create World's biggest sand Santa Clause at Puri beach, Sudarsan said.
Puri is a tourist place where a lot of people gathered every year to celebrate christmass and new year. So I have choosen this place for the sand art festival.
World champion Sudarsan has participated in more than 47 international sand sculpture championships/ festivals across the world and won many awards for the country. Last year he was also created green sand santa clause at Puri beach. 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.