Tata Steel Utsav 2016 begins with Art-In-Industry Camp

Bhubaneswar: Industries and School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Tuesday inaugurated Tata Steel Art-In-Industry, an art camp-cum-exhibition and the inaugural event of Tata Steel Odisha Utsav 2016 at Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre in the capital city.

Renowned artist of Odisha, Jatin Das, Principal Secretary, State Water Resources PK Jena and Group Director (Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel, Chanakya Chaudhary were present.

“We are happy to see that the leaders in making steel are also focusing on supporting art and literature by organizing such events. In Odisha, we have various beautiful forms of art be it Pattachitra, tribal art or any other. Corporates like Tata Steel should patron such artists along with government so that they can reach new heights in the field of art at national and international level,” Mishra said while lauding Tata Steel for its efforts towards promotion of art and culture.

In his address, Jatin Das appealed to the participants to preserve the tradition of excellence in art and culture of this great land. He spoke highly about of artistic grandeur of Odisha and promised continued support of Tata Steel to such initiatives in the state in future.

Speaking on the occasion, the State Water Resources secretary praised the efforts of Tata Steel in providing a congenial platform for the promotion of art by supporting such exhibition and camps.

Group Director of Tata Steel reiterated the company’s longstanding commitment for strengthening the rich cultural tradition of the state through various initiatives including support to artists.

“Art-In Industry brings together renowned artists from all over the country at a common platform to share their talent and vivid imagination on canvas and display for the purpose of sharing knowledge,” Chaudhary added.

The art camp is aimed at promoting and celebrating the pursuit of art by amateurs, professionals and budding young students by bring everyone on a common platform to learn, discuss and practice art.

Sixteen renowned artists of India will showcase their masterpiece in this three days long camp. The highlights of the camp include workshop for art students, interaction with artists. The participation of local artists in the camp will allow the community to enjoy art from a specific region, opening a window to the way of life of the people of their own region. Besides, school children chosen from across the state through Tata Steel Inter School Art Competition are also participating in the camp and will be learning from the masters and showcasing their talents. 50 art college students of Odisha are also participating in an art competition being organized on the occasion and will be part of the camp.