In Pics: Curtains Come Down On Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Ruchi Buddha Samman Award 2022 was presented to Prof Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi, renowned Odissi danseuse and former vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University for her contribution in the field of Odissi dance on the concluding day of 18th Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav, here on Thursday.

It was the concluding day at the 18th Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav organised by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha in collaboration with Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar and Art Vision, Bhubaneswar. Reverberating the gospel of peace and rejuvenating the nuances of Indian classical dances, music and martial dance the valedictory evening was really a splendid one leaving the connoisseurs mesmerized. 

The last day’s programme of the three-day event started with tabla recital by Pramod Kumar Sahoo and Group from Colors of Rhythm, Bhubaneswar. They presented traditional tabla playing method with ‘peshkar’ and different types of ‘kayda’, ‘jaati’, ‘gat’, ‘rela’, ‘tukra’ and ‘chakradhar’. 

The next item was Odissi dance by the students of Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar led by Guru Aruna Mohanty. They presented ‘Aashara Kirana’ (Rays of Hope) based on the SCB Medical College of Cuttack. The dance was conceptualised and choreographed by Aruna Mohanty.

The last presentation of the evening was martial dance Thang-Ta by G Biseshwor Sharma & Group from Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang-Ta Cultural Association, Manipur. They presented different forms of Thang-Ta including Thang Leiteng Haiba, Thang-Ta Chainaba, Cheirol Jagoi, Thang-Chungoi Yannaba, Thangjou Ani Yannaba, Thabi Kakpa and Thang Ahum Yannaba.

Dr Justice S Muralidhar, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court; R Balakrishnan, Chief Advisor, Chief Minister’s Office; Satyananda Mishra, president, Orissa Dance Academy; Durga Prasad Mohapatra, additional secretary, Tourism Department; Puja Mishra, joint secretary, Tourism Department and Guru Ileana Citaristi, secretary, Art Vision were among the dignitaries who attended the programme.

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