Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak
Three-day celebrations of the annual festival of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar dedicated to Orissa’s immortal author of Sahajia Asthapadi lyrics Poet Sri Jay Dev came to an end on March 23 with Pt. Umesh Chandra Kar and Naveen Kumar Parida – both former Principals of USM – gracing the valedictory function as Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively. Padmashree Kumkuk Mohanty and former Principal Bijay Kumar Mohanty were Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively on the 2nd day. The 1st day is reported earlier.
The 2nd day celebrations were enlivened with group presentation of Hindustani Vocal, Flute, Marddala and folk dance. Guru Sri Chandan Kumar Jena, Guru Sri Srinibash Satapathy and Guru Sri Bibhuti Bhusan Balabantaray and Guru Sri Lingaraj Pradhan give guidance and direction to the presentations respectively.
The concluding day was given lustre to with group presentation of Tabla under the direction of Guru Binod Bihari Raut and Drama Mrugatrushna, translated from Anupam Kumar’s Hindi original into Oriya by Dr. Satyabrata Raut and Dr. Gouranga Charan Raut. Guru Smt. Samita Mohanty gave it the direction.
Presented here are a few pictures of the celebrations: