Sudarsan Pattnaik Welcomes US President Donald Trump to India With Sand Art

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Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik welcomed US President Donald Trump, and his wife Melania, to India with a marvelous sand art in Odisha

Written By Gloria Methri | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Internationally acclaimed sand artist and Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik on Sunday showcased a marvelous sand art of the United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in a bid to welcome the American leaders to India.

US President Donald Trump and his wife will arrive for their visit to India on February 24 on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation. The delegation will also visit the Taj Mahal on their visit. As a warm welcome, Sudarsan Pattnaik created the sand art of the American guests along with the monument and shared a video of the finished design on Twitter. 

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Take a look. 

As the date for the most sought after US-India meet nears, several artists are expressing their heartfelt wishes for the US President. 

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Artist carves images of PM Modi and Trump on a watermelon

A Tamil Nadu-based artist on Sunday carved images of PM Modi and Donald Trump on a watermelon. According to reports, M Elanchezian, who is a Theni-district based fruit and vegetable carving artist, took two hours to carve the images of the two leaders. He has also carved an image of the Taj Mahal in the background. 

Speaking to a news agency, Elanchezian said, "I am happy that in his two-day visit Trump will get to know about our country's heritage and culture. It took me nearly two hours to carve out the images of Trump and Modi with the Taj Mahal in the background."

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Wall painting in Gujarat to welcome Trump

As Ahmedabad gears up for the 'Namaste Trump' program, the state government has reportedly spent roughly 80 crores on the beautification process which includes painting walls with a message of harmony between the United States and India.

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The messages inscribed on the walls around Motera stadium, which will host the mega 'Namaste Trump' event, include 'World's largest Democracy meets World's Oldest Democracy' and 'Mera Swachh Motera' along with portraits of Trump and Modi.

The team of painters has been given permission to complete the entire stretch covering the Motera stadium by February 22.

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Sudarsan Pattnaik welcomes US President Donald Trump to India with his sand art

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