Bhubaneswar, Sep 18: Swastika Rath, a student of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University has set an international record for making the smallest ‘Pattachitra’ painting of Lord Jagannath on stone.
She got the ‘International Book of record’ for the same on July 20. Swastika has set the world record by creating the Pattachitra painting of Lord Jagannath on the stone of 9.4 cm height and 5.4 cm width.
Born to Somanath Rath and Snigdha Mohapatra, Swastika is first-year student of Institute of Agricultural Science, SOA University. She has been a Pattachitra artist for the last eight years. She also got a scholarship in Pattachitra for six years.
Swastika has also bagged many national and international awards, including 4th International Best Child Artist-2021 from Dhauli College of Art and Craft for Pattachitra.