Mega artist workshop on India’s freedom movement in Odisha

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Center to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of India’s independence and the history of its people, culture and achievements



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Posted on 12/18/21, 01:01 AM


Six-Day Mega-Artist Workshop – “Kala Kumbh” at Kalinga Social Science Institute (KISS) to Celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Unsung Heroes of India’s Freedom Movement, has ended here Friday.

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) partnered with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) to organize the workshop, under the framework of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Center to celebrate and commemorate the 75 years of India’s independence and the history of its people, culture and achievements.

The workshop was held under the supervision of Adwaita Gadanayak, General Manager of NGMA.

Almost 200 artists from all over India, including Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bengal, North East and Andhra Pradesh, participated and expressed the indigenous art forms such as Pattachitra , Talapatrachitra, Manjusa, Madhubani and Jadupatua.

“The workshop achieved its objectives. It aimed to creatively present the legacy of India’s struggle for freedom and national pride on five 75-meter rolls, which will be an integral part of the 2022 Republic Day celebrations, ”Gadanayak said.

“It is intended to showcase our rich cultural heritage of indigenous and contemporary visual art practices, focusing on various geographic locations in India. Inspiration will also be drawn from the creative illustrations of the Constitution of India in which the artistic elements painted by Nandalal Bose and his team gave a distinctive appeal, ”he said.

It will be an embodiment of all that is progressive regarding the socio-cultural, political and economic identity of India, which is destined to be prominently represented on a large scale, ”he said.

Expressing her joy, Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS said: “It is a matter of pride for Odisha that such a mega artistic workshop has been held at KIIT and KISS. Odisha is well known for her rich art. It is a privilege for KIIT and KISS to join this event.