Odisha govt identifies land for first Sand Art Park
KalingaTV News Network
Puri: In a bid to promote sand art and attract more tourists from different parts of the world, the Naveen Government on Tuesday identified land to set up the state’s first ‘Sand Art Park’ here in the holy city of Odisha.
Odisha Tourism Secretary Mona Sharma, Puri District Collector Arvind Agarwal and senior officials of Tourism department visited the spot and finalised the land for the project near Banki muhan beach in the city. Famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik was also present on the occasion.
According to Puri District Collector, Tourism Department will maintain the park. There will be a workshop centre, where training on sand art will be conducted, and space for permanent display of sand arts featuring different kinds of sand sculptures through out the year to attract more tourists from around the world, he added.
Sudarshan had earlier requested the State Government to set a sand art park, following which the government also identified land near Baliapanda Sea View in the city. However, it was canceled later.