Varanasi / Bhubaneswar , 04/09 ( Odisha Samachar ) – The rich cultural heritage of Odisha is world famous. The Odissi dance is one of the six acknowledged classical dance forms of India which has distinct style of its own. Varanaseya Utkal Samaj (VUS), Varanasi is instrumental in preserving and propagating Odia culture in and around Varanasi since a long time.
Ms Jasmine Mohanty, a student of M. Sc. (Tech.) Geology, Banaras Hindu University and one of the member of VUS was invited to perform Odissi Dance in the welcome ceremony of the new batch of American students of the University of Wisconsin, USA for their year abroad program in India. This programme was held at Varanasi. Everyone was impressed by her performance and fascinated by the Rhythm, Bhangis and Mudras used in Odissi dance. In the audience mostly there were foreign students. After her performance, she was felicitated by the programme coordinator. From Varanaseya Utkal Samaj side, the programme was coordinated by Vice-president Prof. B. K. Panda.