Rural School Intensive kick-starts in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: SPIC-MACAY, a Delhi-based non-profitable voluntary organization, has started its first ‘Rural Schools Intensive’ (RSI) programme enrolling nearly 500 rural high school children and 100 art teachers of the state from December 22 to 28 at the Institute of Physics here.

The week-long training programme was inaugurated by School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra. Culture and Tourism minister Ashok Panda, organization’s founder-chairperson Kiran Seth and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The organizers will hold a number of programmes on classical music, dance, folk art, theatre, film, yoga and talk by eminent artists will be organized during the camp, according to a SPIC-MACAY release.

Nearly 100 artistes and craftsmen from various genres of music, dance, folk art, theatre and craft will interact with the participants and will encourage them through their performances, intensives and workshops.

The RSI is being organized under 4-year collaboration between SPIC-MACAY and Odisha government with support of RIKSKONSERTENE of Norway.

As part of the programme, SPIC-MACAY will also conduct activities in government schools across the State and organize training for art teachers and hold RSI programmes.