Prez eulogises Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay

Bhubaneswar: Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay has been successful in facing the challenges thrown by advent of modern technology, said President Pranab Mukherjee.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee function of the ‘Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya’ here, Mukherjee said the institution has kept Odisha art and culture alive.

He praised the premier institute for its contribution to the field of art and culture of Odisha in the 50 years

“It is a matter of great satisfaction that the Mahavidyalaya has over the years lived up to the expectations that it had set for itself.

“I am confident that this great institution and its students will continue to excel in the performing arts,” the President said.

The Mahavidyalaya imparts education in music, dance and drama from plus-two standard upwards to the post-graduate level in 13 different programmes such as Odishi vocal, Hindustani vocal, Odishi dance, Odishi pakhawaj, Hindustani violin, the flute and sitar.