Bhubaneswar, 07th July, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): “‘Guru Kelu Charana Mohapatra Odissi Research Center’ is a unique institution for research, practice and propagation of classical Odissi music and Odissi dance. Now it is our responsibility to elevate the organisation as very relevant and a national level academy by developing it as a center of excellence in the country,” said Dr. Sangeeta Gosain, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Center in an exclusive interview with OdishaLIVE.
Dr. Sangeeta Gosain, is a veteran in the field of research and practices of Odissi vocal. Dr. Gosain is well know for rendering traditional Odia ‘Chhanda’ and ‘Champu’ and many of her devotional songs and created a special place for herself in the hearts of thousands of Odia music lovers. Before taking over the charge as the head of the Research Centre, Dr. Gosain was serving as a senior faculty at Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar.
“The contribution of Guru Kelu Charana Mohapatra Odissi Research Center, Bhubaneswar, has been immense and it has been the prime source in building many dedicated and highly talented artists who have taken the art to the global platform. It will be my sincere endeavor to take the legacy forward with the support of others,” she explained. “Further, it will be my focus to pull more and more young talents to the domain, so that we continuously perform and showcase the unique tradition and richness of the art worldwide,” she said while talking to the OdishaLIVE corespondent.
Dr. Sangeeta Gosain has taken over the charge as the CEO of the Center on 4th July, 2016. The position was laying vacant for quite sometime and the department was being criticized by the intelligencia for not being able to put a captain on full time role.