US President Donald Trump Gets Sandy Welcome On Maiden Visit

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.

Manas Kumar Sahoo, Sand Artist