Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On the occasion of Utkal Dibas, the alumnibkcac is organising a sketching workshop Chitra Murchhana, at Bibhuti Kanungo College of Art & Crafts

Bibhuti Kanungo College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, has completed 25 years of its inception. In these twenty five years the college has produced number of students those have brought laurels to the institution through their extraordinary achievement in the field of fine arts. It was the BK College of Art &Crafts that brought in tremendous change in the area of art education in Orissa. It could never have been possible without its dedicated teachers, who besides being great artists proved to be the best art educators. The students in these years have been linked to the college in various capacities, some serving the college as teacher, at present and some are visiting faculties in the post graduate courses, while some are still living in the nostalgia.

In order to participate in the celebration of 25 years, the alumni of the college got together under the aegis of alumnibkcac, to celebrate the silver jubilee event with extensive programmes throughout the year 2009-10. The events, which are presently planned, range from film shows, exhibitions, art interactions, symposium and an international conference on Teaching and Learning in Fine Arts: Pedagogic Challenges among many other short events. Besides these the alumnibkcac has also planned to financially support the upcoming young artists those aspire to grow and need proper guidance and direction.

On the occasion of Utkal Dibas, the alumnibkcac is organising a sketching workshop Chitra Murchhana, at Bibhuti Kanungo College of Fine Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar on 1st of April 2009. In this event, the old students, present students, teachers of art colleges, connoisseurs and art lovers of the city will participate to mark the occasion. The alumni firmly believe in spreading the aesthetic understanding of the common into extraordinary experience. This is one of the ways; one could involve and interact with the public in meaningful manner, above all the society too needs to develop a taste for the art. The alumnibkcac also is planning to bring to the city, public art as a part of the silver jubilee events and redefine the state of art in Orissa. In recent months artistic activities have proportionately grown in Bhubaneswar and alumnibkcac has contributed substantially to it.

Come, let us join together, the artists and the common man, though we may not build another Konark, but we could dare rebuild and represent our own great tradition of aesthetic value that mark our identity.
Vande Utkala Janani.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Strike ends at Utkal University of Culture

BHUBANESWAR: The city-based Utkal University of Culture is set to re-open on Monday with the withdrawal of the ongoing strike by the staff and the students on Sunday. This development is a follow-up to the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Sadhu Charan Panda earlier this week.
While the employees of the University had gone for a pen-down strike since January 3 pressing for a “fair deal” from the authorities, the students locked the campus since February 2 demanding due infrastructure, study environment and resignation of the Vice-Chancellor against whom they had levelled a series of charges.
The agitating students have further met the Governor and the UGC chairman in New Delhi over the matter.
Utkal University of Culture students’ union president Kanta Kishore Moharana told The Hindu that the union leaders were invited by the Commissioner of Culture and the registrar of the university on Saturday for a discussion that resulted in withdrawal of the strike. 18 demands
“We have 18 demands and we have obtained a written assurance from the university authorities that they would meet those demands,” he added.
Similarly, the Commissioner and the registrar held a separate discussion with the employees on Saturday following which they agreed to resume their duty on Monday, the leaders of the employees union said.
Source: The Hindu