Pattnaik created a 15 feet high Hindu God Ganesh to create awareness among the people on the potential dangers of global warming at the International Sand Championship.
The top of the sculpture depicted the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and in the flowing water Lord Ganesh is traveling on a boat with a sign 'Divine Concern on Global Warming'.
This was to educate people through his art about the effects Global Warming.
Sudarsan Patnaik’s ultimate objective is to create awareness and enthusiasm among the people and make it popular professional art form among the people for which he is traveling various places in the country and demonstrating this art form by holding work shops and training. He established "The Golden Sand Art Institute” which is first of it’s nature in India.
Pattnaik has so far participated in more than 35 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.
His sand sculpture on Black Taj Mahal earned him accolades all over the world.www.sandindia.com