As Bharat (India) turns 65 years on 15 August 2011, famous sand artists of India: Tarani Misro of Andhra Pradesh & Sudarsan Pattnaik of Orissa have created sand sculptures with different themes. Tarani Misro created a sand sculpture which displays the tri-colored flag with a quotation – “India @65”. Talking to Hindupad, Tarani said that he would be expecting our India to become a great nation which has a significant number of iconic youth. He also stated, using eco-friendly (clay) Ganesha idols for Ganesh Chaturthi will definitely control the pollution & save our mother earth from environment hazards.
On the other side, Puri’s famous sand artist & world famous artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture with the theme of Anti Corruption. He created the sand sculpture with the image of Anna Hazare quoting it with “Fight against Corruption”.