Note: Interestingly when I suggested to some of our Ghumura experts in Bhawanipatna to adopt Ghumura dance for girls and integrate more dance form five years ago, some of them said it is impossible for Girls to perform Ghumura dance. Today for the first time girls from KISS performed Ghumura dance. Nothing is impossible, Girls and Women could perform even better than man and may attract more audience. If we do not do, some one may do it and take the credit. Therefore, we should be creative and innovative with time. I hope now Kalahandia girls are encouraged for this great dance of Kalahandi to advance this dance form like Odishi.
Odisha: Independence Day Celebrated at KIIT & KISS
Orissadiary, Aug 16, 2015
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: 69th Independence Day was celebrated in KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Heads of the departments of different schools hoisted the National Flag in their respective schools in KIIT University. In KISS Padmashree Bibek Debroy, Eminent Economist & Member, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India hoisted the National Flag in presence of Dr. Malcolm J. Woodfield, the global Vice President of SAP. Among others Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University; Surjyakant Mohanty, COO, KISS; Dr. Prashant Routary, CEO, KISS; Dr. P. K. Das, Director, KISS were also present. After flag hoisting March-past was performed by the students of KISS. The students also performed colourful cultural programme. For the first time, Ghumura, the Tribal dance of Kalahandi was performed by girl students of KISS. -