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Jindal Art Institute Inaugurated

Bhubaneswar / New Delhi, 12th August, 2018:  The inaugural showcase of Jindal Art Institute (JAI) began today with the lighting of the lamp by Smt. Savitri Jindal, Chairperson Emeritus, JSPL along with Smt. Shallu Jindal, Founder JAI and Shri Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL. Rajya Sabha MP Padma Vibhushan Shri Raghunath Mahapatra was also present to grace the occasion. Jindal Art Institute is the dream project of Shallu Jindal, renowned kuchipudi dancer and social contributor. The institute aims to spread far and wide rich artistic heritage of India and the world by exploring various dance forms.

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Jindal Art Institute has been established with the aim to encourage artistic and holistic lifestyle as a way forward for peaceful living and with the mission to nurture the vast talent in the country and contribute towards preserving the rich culture we have inherited.


In her welcome address, Smt. Shallu Jindal said, “Jindal Art Institute (JAI) hopes to be a place that is instrumental in helping people achieve and unleash their hidden potential.’’  The institute will try and explore the strengths and exclusivity of every student be it young or adult and teach them to achieve perfection and excellence.” She added. Smt. Jindal said, “JAI is a dream come true and it’s a salute to Indian and international artists. The institute will also collaborate with both Indian and international artists to unleash the potential of vast talent that the country has to offer.”  

The dramatic and powerful evening witnessed exemplary performances in Classical vocal, Tabla, Piano, Kathak , Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Lyrical Contemporary, Zumba, Folk, Bollywood from  exceptional talent.

About Editor in chief

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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