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Walkers explore city’s `best kept secrets’

Bhubaneswar23/6/19:: With the pre-monsoon clouds hovering over the Old Town sky and the drizzling shower welcomed the guests marking the 125th Ekamra Old Town Walks.

The anniversary walk of the Museum Walk also saw an enthusiastic crowd exploring the art, craft, fabric and beautiful tribal traditions of the “India’s best-kept secrets, Odisha”.

Deepti Jayaraj, Special Secretary Finance Government of Jharkhand a participant of the afternoon’s Museum Walk said “I had a lovely time, learnt a lot and got to experience the art, craft and handloom of Odisha. The Ekamra Walks members were very helpful and patient. I will definitely try and explore more.”

Shruti and Vivek, who also took part in the event in Kala Bhoomi, said “awesome and inspiring, The crats and art collections are really amazing.”

Ashirvad Dhir, who enjoyed his time at Kala Bhoomi, said “very good collections of Odisha’s culture. It was a very good feeling the Kala Bhoomi Art and Craft Museum. We will visit again.” There were more than 40 walkers at the Museum Walk. The walk started just a year ago as the first innovative museum walk under the Ekamra Walks initiative by the Odisha Government.

The walk began with a beautiful introduction to the museum and the rich cultural legacy of Odisha by Tushar. As the group moved through the different galleries dedicated to different art forms, both old and new, they were fascinated by the beautiful displays of craftsmanship and the stories behind them.

Many of the parents were happy to have brought their children to one of the most beautiful museums in the country. Some of the guests took part in making pottery while others enjoyed the serenading live classical music at the museum.

About Ashok Palit

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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