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IITTM Bhubaneswar celebrates Independence Day in a unique way with social distancing

Bhubaneswar:18/8/20: The prestigious academic institution, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar celebrated Independence Day 2020 in its campus on 15th August 2020. The Nodal Officer of the institute, Dr.Sabir Hussain hoisted the flag and spoke about pledging ourselves anew to uphold the ideals of the great freedom fighters. The undergraduate and post-graduate students organized a colorful cultural program on the zoom platform.

Later in the day, the third Culture and Tourism Webinar web talk series was organized featuring eminent Odissi & Chhau dancer, Ileana Citaristi. The Co-coordinator of the program, Dr. Adyasha Das, elaborated on the topic, “Dance as a tourism activity: My life experiences as a dancer” stating that Dance tourism is a component of cultural tourism as it provides opportunities for a cultural experience to tourists who wish to enjoy an authentic experience through their participation in dance events at the area of their place of destination.

Ileana Citaristi is an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer, and dance instructor based in Bhubaneswar, India. She was awarded the 43rd National Film Awards for Best Choreography for Yugant in 1995 and became, in 2006, the first dancer of foreign origin to be conferred the Padma Shri for her contributions to Odissi.


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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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