Report by OD bureau, Bhubaneswar: The three-day Megha Utsav was concluded leaving the connoisseurs with a taste and flavour of monsoon through Literature, Painting, Music and Dance.
In the valedictory evening the first presentation was made by T. M. Krishna from Chennai. His complete involvement and his ability to unfold ragas with ease have left many a listener lost in his scintillating music. His renditions of vilamba kalam (slow tempo) and compositions soaked with bhakthi (devotion) and bhava (emotion) are a treat to every listener. The Carnatic Music was followed by The Contemporary Dance SAWAAN presented by Padatik Dance Centre, Kolkata. Sawaan is the reflection of monsoon. Each and every drop of the rain creates an uncanny joy in human mind.
As a result the Nayika gets prepared to be united with her beloved. Not only in human mind, the same picture we see in the nature too. With a vibrating note the contemporary dance enthralled one and all. The last presentation was Jhoomar which reflects the tradition and spirit of Odisha. Sajan Bal and group from Mayurbhanj danced bringing the rhythm of rain with the beats of Madal, Jhunga, Chach, Dugi, Bela and Flute.
The artists who participated in the camp organised by Odisha Lalit Kala Akademy were felicitated for bringing monsoon onto their cavas.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Dr. Priyambada Hejmadi, Ex. Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University; Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Culture, Shri Sunil Kumar Das, Director, Culture; Dr. Sarat Pujari, President, OSNA and Shri Chitta Ranjan Mallia, Secretary, OSNA; Shri Bijaya Nayak, Secretary, Odisha Sahitya Akademy; Shri Rabi Rath, Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademy and Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra. The programme was compered by Dr. Mrutyunjaya Rath and Najia Aallm.