ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ (Cultural Program)

Grand Welcome - Opening Ceremony

Description

This is to welcome the participants with the cultural show consisting of Music, Dance and Drama which will set the stage and mood for next two days of extravaganza to show case Odia culture and heritage. Also, Our youth talents to set the stage on fire.

Performing Artists

Description

With the co-operation from other chapters, to depict the tourist heritage of the State of Odisha in form of Dance-drama.

It’s a wrap - Closing Ceremony

Description

The final hurray, on the last evening. Odisha’s folk dances, classical dances and Jagannath culture to end with ever lasting memory to cherish.

Bhajana Prabhata

Description

This segment is for morning bhajan programs. Bhajan languages preferred for bhajans are Odia, Hindi, and Sanskrit. There are different programs on Friday and Saturday and you can participate in either or both.

Deadline

May 15th, 2024

Odissi Festival

Description

We're inviting artists from Odissi dance schools of North America to perform at the 55th OSA Convention. Convention cultural team will provide the theme and music for the performance.

Deadline

May 15th, 2024

Mehfil

Description

After being witness to a plethora of scintillating performances throughout the day, as dusk approaches, it is time to sit back, relax and unwind yourself .

If you have a singer or comedian in you, you are at the right section!! Mehfil will happen on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday late evenings.

Deadline

May 15th, 2024

ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (Competitive Events)

Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing

Description

After the sad demise of Meghna Mahapatra, daughter of Santosh and Lipika Mahapatra, in a tragic road accident on 5th November 2005, members of the Michigan Chapter of the Orissa Society of the Americas have set up the Meghna Memorial Fund, managed by the Meghna Memorial Trust. This was made possible through generous contributions from many people, including Meghna‘s parents. To commemorate Meghna and pay tribute to her creative spirit, it was deemed appropriate to institute the Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing.

The Meghna Memorial Award was started in 2007.

Deadline

28th April 2024

Lata Mishra Champu, Chhanda & Odissi Music Competitions (Vocal & Instrumental)

Description

Unique competition to promote and recognize the classical singing of Odia musical
treasures including Odissi, Champu and Chhanda by young Odias
Preamble about Champu, Chhanda and Odissi music

Odissi
Odissi music belongs to the genre of Classical music of India and has its origin in the state of Odisha. Out of five main branches of Indian Classical music such as Avanti, Panchali, Udramagadhi, Hindustani and Carnatic, Udramagadhi exists in the form of Odissi music. Odissi songs traditionally depict the love and frolics of Radha and Lord Krishna. The classical Odissi dance is also performed with Odissi music. All songs of Odissi are sung in specific ‘Raagas’ and ‘Taals‘. The typical singing style of Odissi starts with a short ‘Aalap’, followed by the main song ‘Prabandha’. ‘Taan’ is used in the form of ’Sargam’ and it usually comes at the end of the song. It is set to the beats and pauses of the ‘Taal‘. Most of the Odissi songs are written by the renowned lyricists such as Jayadev, Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja, Banamali, Deenakrushna, KavisuryaBaladevRath, Gopalakrushna, Birakishore Dev etc.

Champu
‘Kavya’ with admixture of both prose and poem are known as Champu. In a Champu composition, every stanza starts with the same alphabet. This is sung in ‘Raaga’ and ‘Tala‘. There is no Taan in this style of singing.
Chhanda

The main characteristic of these verses is the stress on rhythm. Every ‘Pada’ of a Chhanda is sung in the same swara. Singers sing from the Odia language epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and from the Indian Puranas.
Champu, Chhanda and Odissi (CCO) Competition – Vocal
Odissi, Champu and Chhanda music competition is a part of the various competitions since the year of 2009. It was started in New Jersey. The competition is to promote and recognize the classical singing of Odia musical treasures including Odissi, Champu and Chhanda by young Odias in North America. This program is conceived by Late Mrs. Lata Misra.
Eligibility for CCO Vocal

  • There are two age groups for participants: 1- Junior (7 to 12 yrs old) and 2- Senior (13 to 18 yrs old)
  • Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration
  • Multiple Participants belonging to any particular OSA Chapter are allowed
  • All participant much submit the audio track (must be in MP3) within 2 weeks after the deadline if performing on track. Entry will be rejected if the track is not received.

Deadline

15th May 2024

Odia Vocabulary and Speech Competitions

Description

ଉଚ ହେବା ପାଇଁ କର ଯେବେ ଆଶା
ଉଚ କର ଆଗେ ନିଜ ମାତୃଭାଷା

OSA’s “Let’s Learn Odia" program conducts an Odia speech and vocabulary competition for
children age 7 to 21 at the convention. “Our goal is to promote and propagate Odia culture and
heritage among our children using the fundamental tool of language.
Eligibility Requirements:
All children of Odia origin residing in North America (USA and Canada) in the age group of 7 to
21 are eligible to participate.
There are two age groups for participants:
1- Junior (7 to 12 years old) for Odia Vocabulary Contest
2- Senior (13 to 21 years old) for Odia Speech contest
Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family
registration.

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Participation Form

Coming soon…

Deadline

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Promode Patnaik Drama Competition

Description

Promotes traditional culture of Odisha through dramatic representation. A very popular program with Odia drama enthusiasts. The artists enthrall the audience with their impeccable acting skills.
Eligibility Requirements:

        1. Participant must be
          a. A “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
          b. Visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
        2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.

Deadline

15th May 2024

OSA Got Talent

Description

This competition gives a big stage and opportunity to showcase your talent in Performing Arts be it Singing, Dancing, Instrument recital not barring any language.
Eligibility Requirements.
Age Group:
1. OGT Little Stars: Up to 6 Years
2. OGT Rising Stars: 7-12 Years
3. OGT Sparkling Stars: 13-18 Years
4. OGT Radiant Stars: 19 and Above

1. Participant must be
a. A child of a “voting member" or a “voting member” of OSA with a primary residence in the USA or Canada.
b. Visitor VISA holders and children of visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.
3 .All participants must submit the audio track (must be in MP3) latest by 29th May, 2024 , if performing on track. Entry will be rejected if the track is not received.

Deadline

15th May 2024

Subrina Biswal for Performing Arts

Description

Subrina Biswal Performing Arts (Song, Dance, Instrumental) Competition for young talents between the ages of 8yr and 18yrs.
Eligibility Requirements: There will be two groups of participants, Junior(8years to 12 years) and senior(13 years-18 years).
1. Participant must be
a. A child of a “voting member" of OSA with a primary residence in USA or Canada.
b. Visitor VISA holders and children of visitor VISA holders are NOT eligible.
2. Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.
3. All the performances must be in Odia language.
4. All participant much submit the audio track (must be in MP3) within 2 weeks after the deadline if performing on track. Entry will be rejected if the track is not received.

Deadline

15th May 2024

Pitha Competition

Description

Pitha is a vital part of our tradition and culture. Let’s celebrate the taste of Pitha at the Convention and make it more festive.

Requesting everyone to participate in the Pitha Competition.

Participation Form

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Deadline

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Purana Story & Shloka Competition

Description

OSA Spiritual Forum will be conducting “Purana Story and Shloka competition” among children of OSA members.”.
The goal is to bring Spiritual awareness among the children and young adults in the community. Family elders are encouraged to help children to prepare for this contest. Children belonging to the family of OSA members are eligible to participate.

Deadline

15th May 2024

Inter Chapter Quiz Competition

Description

Do you like to get into the competitive spirit and do you aspire to get into the arena and fight it out with other quizzers to bring home the honors, then you are at the right place.
Welcome to the Inter-Chapter Quiz competition for OSA Convention 2024.

Deadline

15th May 2024