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Students, teachers and associate members of Srijan Chhanda offered tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on the centenary year of his Gitanajali and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra on his 10th death anniversary, with their latest production ‘Hey Mor Devota’ at the Uttam Mancha, Kolkata. Hey Mor Devota was a “blend of thoughts of the Vedas, the Upanishads and Gitanjali presented through classical dance along with music and poetry.” Rajib Bhattacharya, who spearheads the institution, is a dedicated Odissi dancer and a very sincere teacher. In keeping with the latest trend of having an elaborate felicitation program, the evening began by honouring and felicitating stalwarts in the field of performing arts like Girija Devi, her daughter Sudha Dutta, a devoted disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Ustad Raza Ali Khan, acclaimed dancers Dr. Mahua Mukherjee and Sharmila Biswas, theatre persons Seema Mukherjee and Sohini Sengupta. The performance was a combination of dance, recitation, songs and chants from the Rigveda.

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