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Regd. Date:    03-09-1993 vide Regd. No :    59/57/58/293/1993

Chief Functionary : Ratikant Mohapatra

Located in City : Bhubaneswar of Orissa State, India.
Address NGO Address : 1340 Kapilaprasad Bhimatangi

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Phone Phone : 674-2592192
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Email Email : srjan.bbsr@gmail.com
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Website Website :  http://www.srjan.com


NGO Activities : Srjan, which was founded in 1993 by the eminent Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra has evolved into a premier Odissi dance institute of this nation. Srjan symbolises Guruji’s humble offering of the classicism of Odissi dance, music & percussion to our rich national ethos. Srjan’s mandate is to consistently maintain the high standards of performance, set by Guruji himself, teach a varied age-group of dancers the subtle nuances of the Odissi classical style, and also acquaint the larger public with new choreography & compositions in a bid to keep the fragile dance system not only alive, but also to help it gain an ever-growing presence in the cultural life of India. ¬¬¬¬ Today, a vital aspect of Srjan’s function is dance teaching, which is patterned after the ancient “Gurukul” system; the students live in the Guru’s home & the constant interaction with the teacher & each other helps one to absorb the total ambience of the time - honored heritage. And Guruji’s rigorous teaching method has been faithfully adopted by his son, Ratikant Mohapatra, who has, all along, ably and imaginatively assisted this great & dedicated teacher in imparting knowledge & techniques of the Odissi dance heritage. This legacy is truly priceless. What marks out this ambience of teaching and learning are the individual attention, and an empathetic, personalised care that had been taken by Guruji and now by Ratikant, extended to every disciple, irrespective of individual competence. This one-to-one relationship creates an atmosphere of not only trust but of belonging to this second home; lifetime bonds are forged here-and Art benefits. Dance is not the only concern of this institution. Without much external funds coming in Srjan has managed to achieve substantial progress with various schemes like scholarships to needy students; the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award to a distinguished person in the field of performing arts [namely dance, theatre, music & cinema]; maintaining a high level repertoire group, the artistes (of multiple age-groups) of which are paid by the institution; video and print archives with unique compositions of Guruji and live recordings of teaching sessions in progress, a well equipped library and many other accessories. In 2005 a separate dance school and repertoire group functions under the aegis of Srjan Kolkata Chapter & organizes the Yuva Prativa Samman as part of the annual “Deesha” festival of two days of Odissi dance, where an accomplished young dancer is presented with a handsome cash award and cost – free dance training sessions for one calendar year. Apart from “Deesha” Srjan also hosts, every year three major dance festivals – “Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award festival”, “Marga Darshana” (featuring male dancers only) and the ‘Samsmaranam” festival. Hence, at Srjan, everyone is important, each person’s thoughts and feelings count. The teachers, the students and the support staff are motivated to live and work as a family- an opportunity thus created for individual fulfillment and the fulfillment of the little community’s commitment to a life of Art and Aesthetics.
NGO ID : 3880121135
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