“The agreement is the first of its kind in the history of KIIT & KISS,“ said dr. Achyuta Samanta. “The world moves forward through the imagination. Today’s imagination becomes tomorrow’s discovery. Art is imagination translated into reality by the fuel of inspiration. And as universities prioritize development holistically, we are happy to map this unexplored area and hope to be able to work and grow together, âhe said.
In accordance with the MoU, KISS – KIIT and NGMA will work jointly to protect, preserve and promote tribal art, crafts, histories and culture through research and documentation, art exhibitions contemporary, seminars, conferences and exchange visits for tribal artisans. This collaboration is an initiative to revive arts, crafts and traditions among young tribal artisans. The MoU will promote and propagate endangered visual and scenic tribal arts forms, including music, dance, drama, literature and the fine arts. NGMA will provide technical support to KISS & KIIT to encourage graduate studies and research in the field of tribal art history, art appreciation, museology and interrelationships between the visual arts and spectacle. In addition, the MoU aims to develop a specialized library of books, periodicals, photographs and other audiovisual materials related to tribal art and culture. KISS-KIIT and NGMA will work together and identify areas of cooperation for research, documentation, archiving and collection of tribal arts and crafts, with particular reference to tribal lifestyle and livelihoods.
The National Gallery of Modern Art was founded in 1954. The gallery is the first institution of its kind in India. It is a repository of the country’s cultural ethos and presents the changing art forms through the passage of the last 150 years from around 1857 in the field of visual and plastic arts. The NGMA helps people view works of modern art with more joy, understanding and knowledge by expanding their relationship with everyday life and experiencing them as vital expressions of the human spirit.
KISS is the largest tribal institute in the world, providing absolutely free food, shelter, health care and all basic necessities to 60,000 students, including 20,000 Alumni. KISS has always firmly adhered to the principle of indigenous control over education and pride in various tribal cultures, art, dance, languages ââand folklore. KISS emphasizes the preservation of tribal art and culture and the empowerment of tribal youth by generating income and livelihoods that will contribute to sustainable development in tribal populated areas.
KIIT is one of the leading universities in India renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. The KIIT, through its School of Sculpture, is inspired by the Orissanne culture which has dissipated the message of social harmony and world peace since time immemorial through its rich and vibrant monuments. The KIIT School of Sculpture will strive to provide the freedom of artistic creation to students from different parts of the world.
About the Kalinga Industrial Technology Institute (KIIT)
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Considered a university, Bhubaneswar is one of the india most sought-after universities, attracting students from all over India and more than 53 countries to pursue vocational and technical training. It has built its reputation as the most student-friendly university, anchored on the principles of compassion and humanity. Founded in 1992-93 as a modest vocational training center by eminent educator and social activist Prof. AchyutaSamanta, it took shape as a higher education center in 1997, which is considered the base year. Since then, KIIT has grown exponentially, setting a high benchmark in every field of education.
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