Voter mobilizer Sudarshan will be absent on counting day

Bhubaneswar: Despite being in forefront of canvassing people of Odisha to definitely vote as part of Election Commission’s awareness drive, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik would not be seen in Odisha when the votes would be counted.

Mr. Pattnaik has been invited by the Indian embassy in Paris to create a sand sculpture on Cannes’ beaches during the International Film Festival there to be held between May 14 and 25, sources.

“I am very happy to get this invitation. I am excited to create a sculpture on Indian cinema,” Pattnaik told media.

Mr Patnaik has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships and festivals across the world and has won many prizes.