Artist Manas Kumar Sahoo, Manas Sand Art, Sand Animation
Manas, 29, has been doing sand art for sixteen years. He has participated in various sand art exhibitions held in India & Overseas. It has been two years since he turned to sand animation. In this short span of time, his hard work and passion have earned him national and international fame. He now resides in Puri with his parents Prahlad and Manorama and spends his afternoon with his team experimenting on Sand Sculpture and Sand Animation on the sandy beach of Puri.
# Brand Lunch of Consolidated Gulf Company at Doha- QATAR- 2011
# International Talent Hunt @ Dubai media Incorporate by Govt of Dubai-2010
# India Festival-Amstardam-Holand –2008
# Asia fair at Brussels in Belgium in 2008
# Participated in India @ 60 festivals at New York.2007
# Participated in Langkawi International Sand Sculpture Festival at Malaysia in 2007
# Participated in International Students Conference at Dubai in 2007
# Participated in 15TH Asian Games, Doha 2006
# Participated in World Championship of Sand Sculpture in Canada in 2006
# Participated in Muscat Festival at Oman in 2003
# Participated in 3rd World Masters Sand Sculpture Championship 2001 and bagged 3rd Prize in Italy
# Shreekhetra Shree-2011 Award at Puri, Odisha.
# Sand Sculpture of YAHOO.COM at Goa International Festival-2011, Goa, India.
# "Abhinandanika Award- 2011" by Shri Giridhar Gamango (Ex Chief Minister, Govt Of Odisha)
# Lunching of BMW X1 series car through Sand Animation at New Delhi- 2011
# A Felicitation Performance, on the Occasion of 100 year Celebration of Indian Army. (Radio frequency wing)
# Historical Performance at the visit of Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil (The President Of India) for 100yrs CBI Celebration, at Mumbai- 2010.
# Best Citizen Award by DM, Puri, Odisha.
# Felicitate by Sri Pranab Mukharjee, Minister of Finance(Govt of India) at 90th Anniversary of Union Bank Of India, Delhi in 2010
# 'PRIDE OF ODISHA-2010', by "TARANGA Television Networks".
# Best Achievers Award by INDIAN RAILWAYS @ East Coast Rly Division in 2010
# Gabbed "ZINDAGI LIVE" prize by CNN-IBN networks for Sand Animation in 2010
# Appreciation award by Sir Vittorio Colao(Global Chief), VODAFONE ESSAR Cellular Limited at Pune in 2010
# Participated in INDIA'S GOT TALENT-2 of on 'COLOR' television Channel in 2010
# Participated in Goa International film festival in 2007
# Participated in 350th Agra Celebration in 2005
# Participated in ITF New Delhi in 2002 & 2003
# Participated in TTF Kolkata in 1999
# Participated in different awareness programmes on Bird Flue, Tsunami, HIV / AIDS etc
# Teaching Sand Art to many handicrafts children's and youngsters.
# Also participated in several Sand Art Demonstration at Chennai, Pondichery, Mumbai, Haladia- West Bengal (Haldia Festival), Malkanagiri Festival, Berhmpur Beach Festival, Paradeep Beach Festival, Konark Festival, Brahmaputra Festival(Guwahati), Hyderabad, Ranchi, Bijapur (Karnatak), Puri Beach Festival, Shree Khetra Festival, Anjali Programme etc