"I've shown world's top leaders like US President, Chinese President, Russian President, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Hon PM @narendramodi with their country flags," wrote Mr Pattnaik, a Padma Shri Awardee, on Twitter about two hours ago, sharing a picture of his impressive artwork.
My SandArt on #InternationalYogaDay2018 with message "yoga for harmony and peace" at Puri beach, Odisha. I've shown world's top leaders like US President, Chinese President, Russian President, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Hon PM @narendramodi with their country flags. pic.twitter.com/NHDBCP0zVH- Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 21, 2018
About five tons of sand was used to complete the sculpture, as students of his sand art institution joined him to work on it, reports news agency ANI. The sand sculpture has been created at the Puri beach in Odisha.
"I appeal the World leaders to unite and work for World Peace through Yoga," said Sudarsan Pattnaik.
Beautiful- Anant Sharma(@imAnant96) June 21, 2018
Proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly 2014, June 21 was officially declared the International Day of Yoga by the UN that year. Since then, every year on June 21, people around the world come together to practice various yoga asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises).
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