Bhubaneswar: The 9th annual socio-cultural fest, Alma Fiesta 2018, of the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar was celebrated here on Saturday.
Chief guest Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre Chief Executive and noted vocalist Dr Sangita Gosain spoke about the importance of classical music.
IIT Bhubaneswar Director Prof RV Rajakumar, who presided over the meeting, highlighted the importance of Indian classical music and dance and urged the students to use fine arts as a medium to enhance their technical creativity.
Among others, Student Affairs Dean Prof VR Pedireddi, fiesta chief coordinator Shivam Shukla, chairman Kaushik Das, vice-chairman Dr Ankur Gupta and alumni member Lipsa Bharti were present.
On the occasion, a cultural performances was performed by specially-abled children from the Swabhiman Foundation. The inaugural session also involved children’s fest “Bachpan Ka Rangmanch”.