A sand sculptor from Bhubaneswar is upbeat about his new project — a mammoth sand sculpture of Santa Claus that he completed on Thursday morning in the union territory of Chandigarh. Sridhar Das, who has been creating sculptures from sand for the last eight years, said he wants to make the best use of his preferred artform to spread his message of love and peace throughout the world.Das has represented India in sand art competitions across the globe in various countries like the US, Canada and the Netherlands and won accolades all over and many prizes. Nevertheless, the artist is not at all happy with the indifferent attitude of the government towards this dying art form.  Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Chandigarh_gets_mammoth_sand_Santa/articleshow/3892143.cms