Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre celebrates Independence Week at Koraput

The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Government of India celebrated Independence Week on 13-15 August 2022 as a part of the Har Ghar Tiranga programme at Koraput in association with Nandanik, a theatre group based in Koraput.

The programme started on 13 August 2022 with campaign of Har Ghar Tiranga programme at Jeypore near the statue of Lakhmi Indira Panda, woman freedom fighter from Koraput district. Flags and leaflets were distributed among the people inspiring them to fly the national flag on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Independence. The campaign continued on August 14 in other parts of Koraput. The artists and cultural workers posted their selfies with the Indian tri colour in social media under the Moments with Tiranga event.

On 15 August 2022 flag hoisting and a rally was organized at Koraput town. A seminar was organized at Atithi Bhavan Conference Hall on this occasion on the life and works of Lakhmi Indira Panda, the only woman from Odisha who joined the Indian National Army led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The seminar was inaugurated by in the presence of Dr. Sourav Gupta, Creative Director, Nandanik.

The panel of speakers comprised Jaladhara Swain, eminent poet & critic, Rabi Satapathy, eminent poet & critic and Sudhansu Shekhar Patnaik, Lecturer of Bhairab Degree Mahavidyalaya, Borigumma.

 Umakant Das, senior author & critic, chaired the seminar. The seminar was convened by Saumendra Swain, Treasurer, Nandanik.

A cultural presentation was made by Nandanik on this occasion which included patriotic song, patriotic dance by child artists and Odia drama, Shahid Laxman Nayak, written by Gauriprasad Rath and directed by Saumendra Swain.