Tagore's 'Sand Sculpture' unveiled in Puri

Bhubaneshwar, Nov 13 : The Embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize in Literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of Gurudev on the beaches of Puri on the eve of the day when his Nobel prize was announced a 100 years ago.

The sand sculpture, created by international award-winning sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, was unveiled on the shore of the Bay of Bengal by Frida Zaric, Counsellor, the Embassy of Sweden in India.

On the occasion Sudarshan Pattnaik said: "It is a matter of pride for me to create the sand sculpture and honor Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore with the Embassy of Sweden. The contribution of his work has given India recognition all over the world."

Frida Zaric lauded Pattnaik's creativity and said: "The Embassy of Sweden is delighted to celebrate the Centenary of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize in Literature - the first non-European to receive one in literature and the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize. The Sand Sculpture is indeed a unique way to honor him."

--IBNS (Posted on 14-11-2013)

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