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Sudarsan Pattnaik appointed Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi president

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik today appointed internationally-acclaimed sand artist Padma Sri Sudarsan Pattnaik as the president of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.

A notification in this regard was issued from the Chief Minister Office (CMO) today.

The post was lying vacant after noted sculptor and Padma Vibhushan awardee Raghunath Mohapatra resigned following his nomination to Rajya Sabha in July this year.

The renowned sand artist will start a campaign on Puri sea beach to attract tourists ahead of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup to be held here from November 28 to December 16.