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Ekamra Walks and 10th Museum Walk remained eventful with IITBBS students

Bhubaneswar:12/8/18; The 87th Ekamra Walks and 10th Museum Walk today remained eventful with the morning heritage trail getting a pack of 100 and more guests including 90 students from IIT Bhubaneswar and the afternoon sojourn at the Crafts Museum, Kala Bhoomi having the company of renowned hockey star Dillip Tirkey as a visitor, who also promoted the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in the city towards the end of the year.

Besides the Museum Walk, several other events like Craft Conversations, Wood Painting workshop, Pipli applique workshop with tri colours, guided museum walk in Odia and Field talk by Prof Kishore Kumar Basa a renowned expert in Anthropology and Archaeology on the subject “Museums In India – from Colonial Constructs to Post Colonial Engagements”, Pottery workshop,  sketching competition, Paika dance with troupe from Khurda were other attractions at Kala Bhoomi.

Akankshya, a native of Mumbai and student with IIT Bhubaneswar was of the opinion that the guided heritage tour in the Old Town area of the city was quite informative and both for the visitors, faculties and students the experience was amazing and unique.

Saif Ali Khan, a student of IIT Bhubaneswar, who originally is from Aurangabad in Maharashtra, said “the heritage trip to Old Bhubaneswar was really an eye-opening experience with the ancient Kalingan architecture and old world charm weaved together with a dose of traditional feeling, the stories behind temples and holy water body Bindusagar and also the medicinal plant garden Ekamra Van, all were very specially and nicely explained by the guides in an interactive and educative format.”

Amritendu, an assistant professor with IIT Bhubaneswar said “I am working with this premier institution for last four years, but did not have an opportunity to explore the Old City. I was really happy to come and explore so many things in one go.”

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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