Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman
2nd Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2022 and
Book Launch of “Kumbha Mela-Joined in Dance”
2nd April, 2022 at 5.35 PM
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bhubaneswar
Ketaki Foundation Trust is humbled to confer the 2nd Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman on Sri Jayadev Maharana (Veteran Chitrakar) and release a coffee table book ‘The Kumbha Mela-Joined in Dance’ on 2nd April, 2022 at 05.45 PM at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bhubaneswar.
The 2nd Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman was conferred on Sri Jayadev Maharana along with a cash award for his lifelong contribution to the dying art forms.
Sri Jayadev Maharana was born to an artist family in Raghurajpur, Puri, Odisha. He is skilled in the indigenous art forms like Pattachitra, Jatripatta, Ganjappa and Palm-leaf engravings. His entire life has been dedicated to the practice and upliftment of the folk-art form of Odisha.
Ketaki Foundation Trust also takes the privilege to release the coffee table book inspired by the tour and performance of Krishna Leela (Odissi) by Sutra Foundation at the Kumbha Mela, 2019, a unique record of a rare India-Malaysia cultural experience and a close encounter with the largest festival on earth! The book is a joint publication by Sutra Foundation & KLJAAZ Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is designed by Jyoti Ranjan Swain of Third Eye Communication, Odisha.
The programme commenced with an opening presentation of ‘Suryastaka’(Odissi) by Geethika Sree, Principal Dancer, Sutra Foundation, Malaysia.
The occasion was graced by Sri Devdas Chhotray (Chief Guest), Dr Jatindra Kumar Nayak (Guest of Honour) and Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Padma Shri (Special Guest) along with many other dignitaries.
Sri Jayadev Maharana was felicitated with the 2nd ‘Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman’ 2022 in the presence of dignitaries.
Launch of the coffee table book ‘The Kumbha Mela-Joined in Dance’ by the guests on dias in presence of the author Padma Shri Ramli Ibrahim, Malaysia.
Dance performance ‘Suryastaka (Odissi)’ by Geethika Sree, principal dancer, Sutra Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sri Jayadev Maharana, veteran chitrakar, practicing the traditional art form on a wall in Raghurajpur, Puri.
1st Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2021
22nd February 2021
Digapahandi, Ganjam, Odisha
Ketaki Foundation Trust is pleased to honour Sri Laxmidhar Mahapatra with the 1st Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2021 and an honorarium for his lifelong contribution to the dying art forms.
Born to an artist family in 1957 in Digapahandi, Ganjam, Odisha, Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mahapatra is a skilled artist in the vernacular art forms like Ganjapa Painting, Patta painting, Wall Murals and Osakothi Painting. His entire life has been dedicated to the practice and uplifting of the folk art forms of Ganjam.
In the centre Ramahari Jena as Chief Guest & Jyotiranjan Swain from Ketaki Foundation Trust with other dignitaries on the opening ceremony of “District Level Chitrakala Karmasala” at Digapahandi
Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mohapatra has been felicitated “1st Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2021” by Ramahari Jena at Digapahandi on 22nd Feb 2021.
Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mohapatra while working on his signature style Osakothi Painting at his studio at Digapahandi.