Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a Guinness World Record by building the World's tallest sand castle which is 48 feet and 8 inch (14.84 metre) at the Puri beach in Orissa.Â
Sudarsan has broken the record of 45 feet and 10 inch sand castle which was created in USA, a Guinness World Records official said.
After verifying all the criteria of the sand castle, the official of Guinness World Records Swapnil Dangarikar presented a certificate to Sudarsan for the achievement.
Odisha Chief Secretary of AP Padhi inaugurated the castle and Additional Chief Secretary R Balakrishnnan, Puri District Collector Arabind Agrawal and Director Tourism Nitin Bhanudas Jawale were present on the occasion.
Sudarsan and his 45 students took about 9 days to prepare this sculpture. The sand sculpture was built with theme of World Peace.
â€œWe are happy after breaking the previous Guinness world record. This achievement will encourage me to touch new milestones,â€ Sudarsan said.
The previous Guinness record was reserved in the name of American artist Ted Siebert, who had built a 13.97 metre high (45 ft) sand castle at Miami beach in 2015.a