BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to highlight the vitality and vividness of art and craft of the State, the 13th Raahgiri on Sunday focused on clay modelling in which children and youths participated with great vigour. City-based Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) reached out to wide spectrum of mass through clay models. Eminent clay artist from Kolkata Sumanta Guha taught creative arts to the participants during the Raahgiri. Among the significant art forms which were demonstrated on Sunday, 3D character modelling, digital sculpting, texturing, shading and 2D illustration caught attention of the public. Currently, clay modelling is used in advertising, TV production and engineering models as well. The second stage of the event near Ram Mandir Square came to life with music bands and other activities converging at the location.
Raahgiri Nodal Officer BS Chainy said participants, through public messages, are requested to use bicycles or just walk down to promote non-motorised transport in the City. Taxi pool will also be encouraged in the City to lessen use of individual cars at least when people are coming to attend Raahgiri on Sunday morning. Participants were asked to keep the premises clean and not litter, Chainy added.
While Odisha State Judo Association brought 35 participants to display the action on Janpath on the day, Zumba was restricted to only one location instead of two this time. Similarly, students of Unit-II Girls’ High School displayed their skills by organising a pyramid structure with 20 members. Upcoming music bands like ‘The Sense’ from Nayapalli and ‘Dancework-ZInstitute’ performed shows besides Ama Kalakara Parivar (AKP) staged their shows. Institutions like Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay and Sakuntala also participated. On the social front, NGOs organised street plays raising voices against dowry torture. Kalinga Book Fair organisation held a poetry recital session while People’s Cultural Centre (Pecuc) organised children’s play, street play and spot painting competitions during Raahgiri.