The Utkal University of Culture celebrated its 21st foundation at its campus at Madanpur here on Saturday.
Chancellor of Universities and Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal unveiled Academic Bloks I and II of the university. He watched a painting exhibition put up by students.
“Odisha’s art, culture and sculpture are world famous. Students should compete in doing excellence in cultural and educational researches,” said the Chancellor.
Vice-Chancellor and Culture Department Principal Secretary Manorjanjan Panigrahy said higher researches have been prioraitised in the university in view of foreign students coming here to do researches. Three more academic blocks would come up soon, he said.
University Registrar Anant Bijay Patnaik read out the annual report. Odia Language, Literature and Culture Miniser Jyotiprakash Panigrahi and department Director Bijay Kumar Nayak graced as guests.
The Minister emphasised on conducting more researches on Odia language and culture of the State. He assured all supports from the Government for development of the university.
University’s annual magazine ‘Sanskruti’ was released on the occasion. The programme concluded with cultural programmes organised by students.