New Delhi [India], Mar.24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Odisha-born world renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for registering his name in the Guinness Book of Records by creating world's tallest sandcastle on Puri sea beach on February 10.
Prime Minister Modi praised Pattnaik in New Delhi where the latter presented a photograph of the 14.84 metres (48 ft.
8 inches) tall sandcastle. "It's such a proud privilege to meet and present my @GWR of world tallest sand castle to Hon @pmoindia @narendramodi Sir today," Pattnaik tweeted.
The Prime Minister's Office also took to Twitter and said, "Internationally renowned sand artist, @sudarsansand met the Prime Minister." Worth mentioning, Sudarsan and his 45 students had taken nine days to carve the sandcastle.
By creating this, Pattnaik had broken the previous world record of tallest sandcastle, which was 13.97 m (45 ft 10.25 in) tall created by Ted Siebert (USA) in Virginia Key Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, on 27 October, 2015.