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International Sand Art Festival has started off with beautiful sand creations


Konark:3/12/17 The International Sand Art Festival has started off with beautiful sand creations on the Chandrabhaga Beach, 3 km from Konark where skilled sculptors from all over the world bring to life the wonderful sand exhibits on the seashores of Chandrabhaga beach.

This year, 70 participants from 8 different countries and India are participating for the creative competition. Best sand artists from countries like like Germany, Russia, Singapore, Canada, Srilanka, Maxico will display their talent on the sea beach.

Each day will display art form with different themes. The theme for the first day was, ‘Save the Sea’ whereas the second day theme was ‘Buddhist Heritage’.

Renowned sand artist Padmashree Sudarshan Patnaik is the brand ambassador of this remarkable cultural event held by the Orissa Tourism Department.

The event witnesses thousands of people from all over the world.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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