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.