--Doll-making of Ganjam has got international recognition. Documentary, "Kandhei Jatra" has been awared at the International Tourism Film Festival
Berhampur, Sep 24: People of silk city Berhampur are all happy that another rich doll making of the locality has got international recognition at a time when modernity has overpowered almost all traditional aspects of human life.
A documentary film titled “Kandei Jatra” has been awarded at the International Tourism Film Festival. The “Kandhei Jatra”, a 17-minute documentary film, shows the 300-old tradition of making Kandhei (dolls) and its acceptability as part of Ganjam’s cultural life. To mark the richness of making Kandehi and people’s fond towards it, a “Kandhei Jatra” had been started in Berhampur in 1682 by the then Mahuri King Harihar Narendra Deb.
Sanyasi Moharana has received the best director award for the “Kandhei Jatra” at the International Tourism Film Festival.
“I am very happy that the rich artwork of people of Ganjam has reached the international arena. The award will certainly enhance people’s love for Kandhei,” said Moharana.
Moharana said he made the documentary based on information collected from experts and researchers. The Kandehi Jatra is organised at Khapsa Sahi in the city on the Ashadha Purnima every year.
Tikiri Behera, who got the second best poster designer award, too express happiness saying a rich culture of Berhampur city has been recognised at the international level.
“The Kandhei Jatra is as old as Jagannath Temple of Khapsa Sahi, where the cultural festival is organised every year. We feel pride that our rich culture and art have been recognised at international level,” said Tripati Nayak, a researcher in doll-making and Kandhei Jatra.