Multiple award-winning, renowned Indian sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has erected more than 1,000 Santa Claus sand sculptures to “bring happiness to the world.”

Sudarsan Pattnaik, who aims to spread social messages through his art, has carved a message of ”Bring Happiness to the World” in the Santa Claus sculptures on Puri beach in Odisha, to generate awareness about the need for global happiness.

Times of India He worked on the sculptures over four days along with 35 of his students from Sudarsan Sand Art Institute of Puri. 1000 tonnes of sand were used to create the sculptures. Previously, Pattnaik – a Padma Shri awardee – had already created nine world records registered in the Limca Book of Records. He claims to have broken his own records every year and is already working according to the instructions of the Limca Book officials to make an inclusion in this year’s list too.