Central University of Odisha visits Wardha under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

The Central University of Odisha, Koraput visited the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Viswavidyalaya, Wardha from 20-25 January 2020 under the Student Exchange Programme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, a flagship programme of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 48 students accompanied by 02 Faculty members and 03 musicians comprised the CUO contingent. The journey was flagged off by Dr A K Das, Registrar, CUO in presence of Prof Raja Rao & Prof K C Pradhan, visting professors in Departments of English & Odia.

The CUO contingent was given a warm reception and put up at Father Kamil Bulke International Students Hostel. The Visit was inaugurated on 20th January 2020 by Prof Rajnish Shukla, Vice Chancellor, MGAHVV, Wardha. On behalf of CUO, Dr Sourav Gupta, Assistant Professor, DJMC & Nodal Officer, EBSB was on the dais and was invited to deliver a speech.

The five day schedule consisted of Film & Theatre Screening, interactive sessions between students of both universities, joint PRA exercise in villages, visit to historical places like Bapukuti and Vinoba Ashram etc. The students of CUO were exposed to various aspects of Marathi society, literature and culture. The entire programme was coordinated by a team of faculty & staff under the coordination of Dr S K Tripathy, Nodal Officer, EBSB and Dr Bharat Kr Panda, Asst Professor & Nodal Officer of students exchange programme on behalf of MGAHVV, Wardha.

On 23rd January a food festival was held where cuisines of different states were showcased. The students of CUO put up two counters Utkal & Kalinga and presented cuisines like Kheeri, Khakra pitho and Dalma. The CUO team was well appreciated.

On 24th January a gala cultural function was organized where Faculty members Dr Sourav Gupta and Dr Minati Sahoo were felicitated by Prof Rajnish Kr Shukla, Vice Chancellor, MGAHVV and students of both universities presented cultural items based on culture of respective states. CUO students presented odishi dance, mime, drama, Sambalpur folk dance and Dhemsa dance of Koraput. The performances were also widely appreciated.

The MGAHVV, Wardha team comprising 51 students and 03 Faculty members are visiting the CUO on 4-8 February for the second phase of the Students Exchange programme of EBSB.