A dance drama on first-ever Odia Qawwali ‘Padibani Bandhu’ and a wholesome family entertaining drama ‘Sabu Maya Re Baya’ left the spectators spellbound at Ukkunagaram – the lush-green township of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
The dance drama based on famous award winning Odia film ‘Sindura Bindu’ was presented by small kids making it the talking-point after the cultural programme.
Those who enacted the drama were Priyanka, Sujal, Tanisha, Deepsikha, Trupti, Rian, Manali, Kakan, Anwesha, Ohm and Sunayana.
Another drama ‘Sabu Maya re Baya’ had the theme of refraining oneself from the clutches of exploitation from the misguiding godmen and godwomen. It was directed by Utkalika Cultural Association (UCA) president U.N. Behera.
A group dance on the song ‘Hai re hai garaje Megha ghum ghum…’ from an epic Odia cinema ‘Sesha Sravana’ was showcased by the tiny tots which reminded the old generation nostalgic moments of old Odia movies of early 1970s. “The programme went of very well with the cultural events making a mesmerising effect on the audience,” UCA secretary A.P. Sahu said.
UCA gave prizes to the winners in competitions like painting by kids, jhoti by the ladies and Odia extempore conducted on the occasion. The theme of the painting was ‘Idols of Puri Temple – Sri Jagannath, Sri Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.’
Jhotis depicting flower petals and faces of Lords were created beautifully by the ladies.Chief guest Debasish Ray, Executive Director (P&IR) of RINL, paid rich tributes to the founding fathers Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das and Utkala Gauraba Madhusudan Das and recalled their contribution towards forming Odisha as a linguistic State.
His wife Sivani gave away the prizes and mementos.
Children perform dance drama based on famous award winning Odia film ‘Sindura Bindu’