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Tata Steel BSL organises first ever Art-in-Industry at its Plant in Dhenkanal

20 artists from across the country participate in the two-day long art camp-cum-exhibition

23 school students from periphery villages felicitated

Narendrapur, February 6, 2019: Tata Steel BSL (formerly Bhushan Steel Limited) organised the first ever Art-in-Industry programme, a unique art camp-cum-exhibition at its plant in Dhenkanal in Odisha on 5th february,2019 . Twenty artistsfrom across the country,including from periphery of the plant,  had participated in this two day long camp which concluded today.

The programme offered a platform for artistic expression to some of the eminent artists and learning opportunities for budding painters from the locality. In this two day long camp the artists produced 20 beautiful pieces of art which were displayed at the venue. Besides 23 children from the schools around the steel major’s plantincluding Kusupanga high school, Kurunti high school, Khalibaria high school, GMR DAV, Brahmani Public School, etc., who were chosen from an art competition,also participated in the camp and honed their skill under thetutelage of the great masters.


The camp-cum-exhibition was curated by noted artist Mr Bikram Keshari Routray from Bhubaneswar.

Mr Rajeev Singhal, Managing Director, Tata Steel BSL formally inaugurated the art exhibition by participating artists who displayed their work of arts at the end of the two day long residential art camp. The dignitaries also felicitated the 23 budding artists who were overwhelmed with the experience of working with senior painters of national repute.

Lauding the initiative of the steel major eminent painter from Amritsar Mr Balram Gambhir said such camps are the need of the hour to bring national level discourse on the subject to interior places so that art does not remain confined to big cities alone. He encouraged the young artists to pursue their passion seriously.


Thanking the artists for participating in the programme Mr Singhal said, “as a responsible corporate Tata Steel BSL, along with extending support to the communities in the field of education, health, livelihood, etc. also promotes sports, literature, artistic expression in line with the philosophy of Tata Group. We stay committed to create more such platforms in future.”

Among other dignitaries present on the occasion included Mr Chandramani Biswal, former Secretary, Odisha Lalitkala Akademi, and former principal of B K College of Arts and Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Mr Manas Jena, Secretary, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi,   Bhubaneswar, Mr Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL, Mr Akashya Saxena, ED, Tata Steel BSL and Mr Manikanata Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, Tata Steel BSL.




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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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