Salute to doyen

S tudents of Dhauli Collage of Art and Crafts hosted an event at Jaydev Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on October 7 and 8 to commemorate the death anniversary of Odissi dancer Surendranath Jena. A painting exhibition was also hosted at the venue where students drew various dance poses, popularised by the Odissi doyen.

By Anwesha Ambaly
  • Published 20.10.16
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Raghunath Mohapatra looks at a painting in an exhibition organised by Dhauli College of Art and Crafts at Jaydev Bhavan in Bhubaneswar. Telegraph picture

Students of Dhauli Collage of Art and Crafts hosted an event at Jaydev Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on October 7 and 8 to commemorate the death anniversary of Odissi dancer Surendranath Jena. A painting exhibition was also hosted at the venue where students drew various dance poses, popularised by the Odissi doyen. Also, various facets of traditional dance forms of the country were also drawn. The event titled Sradhanjali was hosted in collaboration with the S.N. Jena Trust. On the occasion, artists Raghunath Mohapatra and Tarakanta Parida inaugurated an exhibition.

Students of International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar, take part in a brainstorming event. Telegraph picture flood-affected areas with relief materials. Telegraph pictures

Adding 'Sparx' to life

The International Management Institute (IMI), Bhubaneswar, organised a national-level inter-college event called Sparx recently. Institute director Ramesh Behl inaugurated the programme, where many brainstorming events were organised. Over 200 students of management and engineering colleges from across the country took part in it. The winners of the events were awarded cash prizes in the concluding session. The programme was co-ordinated by the students under the guidance of Deepak Sharma, professor of the institute.

HRD summit

The urban management and governance programme of XIMB-XUB organised the first Annual Rainbow Cities Summit on October 11 and 12. The event aimed to address the need for developing human resources for a peaceful environment. G. Mathi Vathanan, commissioner-cum-secretary, state human and urban development, was the chief guest and spoke about the need for full-time professionals and internal revenue generation to uplift the conditions of slums in Bhubaneswar. Chetan Vaidya, director, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, spoke about the migration of rural population to the urban areas. Industry leaders, policy-makers and administrators, who attended the summit, also spoke about urban development. The discussion with dignitaries was followed by a question and answer session.

Freshers' welcome

A welcome function for the new entrants to the department of business administration of Gangadhar Meher University was organised recently. A meeting was also held on the occasion where faculty members and students were present. At the end of the cultural event, Mr Fresher and Miss Fresher were chosen from among the newcomers. A number of icebreakers and communication session were conducted for the students.

Job training

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, a Union government institute, in association with Akanksha, the CSR arm of Infosys Bhubaneswar Development Centre, conducted a technical skill development training for 240 students on the campus. The event was held for unemployed youths belonging to the economically backward sections. It concluded with a 90.4 per cent placement record leading to 217 candidates being offered jobs in various companies across the country. The cost for training each student was approximately Rs 60,000 that included training, lodging and boarding, training kit and uniform.

Fun time at NIT

The inter-hall competitions of National Institute of Technology were a hit. The competitions include drawing, rangoli making, mono acting, essay writing, debate, face painting, craft and many more. Students took part in large numbers and the venues for the events were spread across the campus.

Honour for Samanta

The Metropolitan University of Prague has conferred an honorary doctorate degree on Achyuta Samanta, founder of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Samanta was conferred with the honour at the graduation ceremony of the university on October 18 for integrating quality education with human values and social service. Earlier, he had received two medals from other universities of Czech Republic, including a "silver medal" for his social work and contribution to the society.

Talent hunt

A skill competition on the theme Skilling Odisha for the engineering, management, pharmacy and architecture students will be organised by DRIEMS and the BPUT on October 21. The skill talent search will be hosted to promote the budding innovators to showcase their start-up ideas. The competition will be organised at five places to provide the right platform to showcase their talents.

Web course

The Sri Sri University, Cuttack, will organise a short-term course on web-based database design and business intelligence from October 19 to December 5. As part of the course, students will learn about various applications and tools used in the process. It will be hosted by the faculty of commerce and management studies under the co-ordination of Bhagirathi Nayak, head of IT and systems at the varsity.

Awareness camps

NSS students of the Nilamani Mahavidyalaya organised a weeklong camp last week. The students were taught about the services that one should render for betterment of the society. The students went around the villages disseminating information on various central and state government schemes. They also took out rallies and organised street plays with the villagers. They also made them aware about the process of enrolling every student aged between six and 14 years in the school. Principal Bansidhar Das encouraged the students to take up voluntary social services.