Odisha: CUO to produce documentary on Bonda tribe

Education Odisha

Koraput, May 3: The Central University of Odisha (CUO), Koraput will produce documentary film on Bonda Tribe under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, a flagship programme of the Ministry of Education.

Decision to this effect was taken in a high level meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Chakradhar Tripathi.

The meeting was attended by Prof N C Panda, Registrar, Prof B C Barik, former VC, Sambalpur University and Girish Kuber of Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram.

According to the university, former VC of Sambalpur University Prof Barik has submitted his study report on the Bonda Tribe as the Tagore National Fellow and based on his research the CUO will produce an authentic documentary film on Bonda.

Prof Barik presented a brief outline of the research and explained the various socio cultural aspects and transformations in Bonda way of life.

University VC Prof Chakradhar Tripathi said that the documentary fiwill be made in three languages-Odia, English and Hindi.

Prof V C Jha, Consultant, Academic & Administration lauded the plan of CUO and said that it will be an important documentation for the region.

The committee members further deliberated on various technical aspects of the film like budget, script, visuals and presentation style. It was decided to visit Bonda Hills later in the year for a shooting schedule.

Malkangiri district of Odisha is home to the primitive Bonda tribal people. The Bonda tribe is recognizable by its distinct clothing, vibrant jewelry, beads, and unique hairstyles.

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