A pictorial exhibition on Odishan cultural influence in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, inaugurated at Lalit Kala Akademi. This is a first of its kind project dedicated to throwing light on the the glorious maritime history of Odisha and the impact of this great passage of time and glorious tides on the face of the land across South East Asia.
“We are happy to present this never-before pictorial exhibition on Odishan cultural influence across South East Asia and we see it is the first of many other presentations on the subject in Odisha as well as in relevant places in South East Asia,” said Tourism and Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi while inaugurating the exhibition titled ‘The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra’.
Speaking on the occasion, Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev said, “The complete package of ‘The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra’ – with a pictorial exhibition, documentary film, coffee-table book, and calendar – on Odishan cultural influence across South East Asia is really never-before in concept, content and presentation and that is why we readily agreed to support this initiative of Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations.”
In his address, Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi said, “The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra’ is a commendable effort to throw new light in the the glorious maritime history of Odisha and ancient trading links across southeast Asia.” He thanked Sudip Sen, Director, Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, and his team for this novel initiative.
Ambassador of Indonesia, Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro said, “We have been happily associated with ‘The Pride and Glory Of Bali-yatra’ since last year – with presentations in New Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar and this year we have included Resource Indica’s ‘The Pride and Glory of Bali-yatra’ as part of our showcasing at the Indonesia pavilion at Bali-yatra in Cuttack.”
The presentations have been put together by Sen and his team after much research on the subject and many visits to all the countries in South East Asia to interact with people and shoot there.
“The objective of ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ initiative, apart from throwing new light on Odishan cultural influence across South East Asia is to rekindle the good old spirit of an adventure and enterprise that took the goodwill of Kalinga, places and all related media projects and presentations are designed to find a pride of place in the minds and hearts of people in Odisha and showcase ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ to the world,” hinted Sen.
A documentary film and a coffee-table book on Odishan cultural influence in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand were launched during the program.The exhibition, jointly organized by Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations and Odisha Tourism will be open to the public from November 12 to 14.