Canvas wall, Kavi Sammelan to special Rangoli on 50th week of the Patha Utsav

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Bhubaneswar: From live sketch on canvas wall, Kavi Sammelan to special Rangoli on the 50th week of the Patha Utsav, the coming Sunday will be a memorable event for citizens. A polythene free green Bhubaneswar campaign by the students of the Odisha Skating Academy, besides loads of music and dance are in store.

The India Craft Nation, a city-based organisation, will have a canvas wall to paint the memories of Patha Utsav live on the Janpath. The memory wall will depict the various elements of the street fest and how it grows richer with each passing week after its inception as Raahgiri, way back in 2016.

The Bakul Foundation, a forerunner in library and public art movement in the State, will come up with special story-telling sessions with celebrities from different spheres of life. “We are also planning to organise special art-engagement sessions for citizens on the special occasion,’’ said Sujit Mohapatra of Bakul.

As the day after Patha Utsav is the International Labour Day, the Asim Odisha and the Women in Society Help (WISH) are going to celebrate the day with their street plays on child labour and Odissi dance. The WISH will organise special programmes on the labour cause as they are part and parcel of our daily lives and urban comfort,” said Anushruta Singh Deo of WISH.

In order to present the memories in a poetic form, city-based Help Mate will organise a “Kavi Sammelan’’ titled “Rs Wah Wah Patha Utsav’’ during the Golden Jubilee celebration of Patha Utsav, in which the participants will recite their poems dealing with various aspects of the week-end wonder of the city, which at time, was attracting more than 70,000 footfalls on special occasions. “Helpmate will also organise dances for special and physically challenged kids, Sambalpuri dance, street plays and a rally on the occasion,’’ said Nibedita Bhanj of Help Mate.

In order to make the green and clean cause of the city more popular, the students of Odisha Skating Academy will make a campaign with their skating shoes rolling to lessen the use of polythene and make the historic city clean and green.

Itishree and Group will create unique Rangoli on the occasion to celebrate the spirit of Patha Utsav with colours. City-base art institution Artecion.com will organise a live painting session, in which through acrylic colours painters will deal with a theme called “Time’’ and how it remains immortal.

As usual, music groups Ama Kalakar Parivar and Shakuntala Music will come with special songs, both in Bollywood and Odia themes and new artists are also likely to add youthful touch to the celebration, who would be performing for the first time at Patha Utsav.

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