Your Voice, Our Strength

REVA University organises “Panchavaktram” at Guwahati

A performance to throw light upon burning issues like climate change and gender equality through dance


Guwahati, December 20, 2022: REVA University presented Panchavaktram – a performance to throw light upon burning issues like climate change and gender equality through dance at Pragjyoti ITA Cultural Complex, Guwahati.The event was presided over by Dr. P. Shyama Raju, Hon’ble Chancellor of REVA University.


The presence of eminent people included:
Guests of Honour : Shri Hiran Chandra Nath (ADG of Police, Special Branch, Government of India),
Smt. Rita Chowdhury (Indian Poet, Novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Director of National Book Trust, India)
Dr. Prashanna Gogoi (Sangeeta Natak Akademi Awardee, Director, North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur, Nagaland).
Shri Ramakrishna Talukdar (Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee, Shattriya Dance Exponent).
Sri Bipul Chandra Das, Bishnu Rabha Bota and Surendra Memorial Awardee, Eminent Kathak Exponent.
Eminent Singer Manisha Hazarika’s (Bhupen Hazarika’s sister)
As the students of School of Performing Arts and Indic Studies showcased their talent, Dr. P. Shyama Raju (Hon’ble Chancellor, REVA University) shared his thoughts, “In keeping with the G20 Summit which has further plotted our country on the Global map and aligned with the SDGs and the theme of One Earth, One Family, One Future REVA University has been staging Pancavaktram in various parts of the country to spread the message of the Indian Knowledge System and of the role that HEIs play in promoting this amongst the youth.”

Dr. Vidya Shimladka (Director, School of Performing Arts and Indic Studies, REVA University) said, “Art in education and education through arts are powerful tools in creating awareness about societal issues. The School of Performing Arts and Indic Studies is committed in providing high standards of education in Arts. It is also our primary responsibility to create awareness about saving mother earth from our greedy wants. This production also rises above all boundaries by propagating the philosophy of “Sahadharma”, bringing harmony within oneself and the society.”
With an aim to emphasize upon the importance of curtailing wastage of natural resources and considering man and woman as yin and yang to each other, the production aimed at culling out rare stories from medieval tests depicting the harmonious marriage of the five elements: Bhoomi, Jal, Agni, Vayu and Akash to create a world as we see. The same elements are manifestations of Shiva’s five forms: Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Eshana which were represented in dance form.


You might also like