23 February 2020
Puri: As United States President Donald Trump embarks on his first official state visit to India and the officials are busy making arrangements, the golden beach of Odisha has a welcome message for him.
Renowned sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo created a sand art on the Golden Sea Beach, Near Lighthouse of Baliapanda in Puri district. The eye-catching sand art has "Namaste Trump" written signifying the welcoming event to be held in the Motera Stadium of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The sculpture also contains a brightly smiling face of Trump with flags of both the countries in the background with the message: ‘Heartiest Welcome President to Mr Trump’. About 15-tonnes of sand was used to make the 15-feet wide sculpture by Manas and his team.
“I hope that this historic event will lead to stronger ties between the two big countries,” said Manas.