Puri (Odisha) : On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, international sand artist, Manas Kumar Sahoo, conveys his best wishes through his sand art which displays tricoloured flag and prays for the well being of the country.

The sand art is displayed on the golden beach of Puri, near the Light House. It is about 15 ft wide and about 15 tonnes of sand has been used to create the art. The messages engraved in the art read as “Happy Republic Day” & “Mera Bharat Mahan”.