Activities and Workshops

Craft and Camera Workshop at JEEVAN JYOTI ASHRAM, April 2010
Jeevan Jyoti Ashram serves the deprived section of the society, has been working towards the
development and upliftment of the abandoned children of the society.
Mudra Foundation with international artists from Japan gave craft art workshop(out of garbage) and
digital camera workshop exhibited the art crafts which the children at the ashram made in Tokyo Japan,
and donated photographs clicked by the children enlarged and framed by CANON INDIA to the ashram.

Clothes Donation for PECUC Child Labor School with Hong Kong mamas with love & Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Heritage, May 2010
“Hong Kong mamas with love” had donated more than 100 clothes to Mudra Foundation. Mudra
Foundation in association with Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar delivered the clothes to the child labor school
in Bhubaneswar which is supported by PECUC.

RESCUE JAPAN, March 2011

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku, organized magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust
earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011. On 10
February 2014, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,889 deaths, 6,152 injured, and
2,601 people missing across twenty prefectures, as well as 127,290 buildings totally collapsed. Japanese
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said, “In the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the
most difficult crisis for Japan.” The tsunami caused nuclear accidents, primarily the level 7 meltdowns at
three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, and the associated evacuation
zones affecting hundreds of thousands of residents. Mudra Foundation with dance students made panels
and T-shirts and donation organized fundraising events in Odisha. (DONATED: 100,000 yen to RED
CROSS JAPAN).

Dance workshop at Nursery School for the DEAF, Mar 2012
Dance workshop was given at Nursery School for the DEAF(105/A, Palashpalli, Bhubaneswar 751020,
Odisha India) with dance Mandy from the USA, and local dance instructors of Odisha.

Craft & Camera Workshop at KISS, Nov 2012
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the largest tribal residential institution in the world. It is home to
over 20,000 tribal students from 64 tribes living in Eastern and North-Eastern parts of India that not only
provide them accommodation, food, and free education from kindergarten to post graduation but also
provide them 24/7 health care in the in-house hospital and many vocational pieces of training to empower them as
able citizens of this nation ensuring their successful future. Mudra Foundation conducted craft art
workshop and digital camera workshop donated 24 travel trolleys to the KISS students with the support
of Fuji Electronics, India.

Donating toys and T-shirts to Sri Nrusingha Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisada (SNDAYP), Puri, Odisha, Dec 2013
Mudra Foundation donated toys given by the Japanese film director Koto Nagata and T-shirts to Sri Nrusingha Dev Anchalika Yuba Parisada (SNDAYP). The children showcased dance performance for the members of Mudra Foundation with the music from a mobile phone.

Filigree Research by Saki Ueda, Kyoto University, 2013
Ms. Saki Ueda under the guidance of Kyoto University has given dance workshops at socially
weak communities in Odisha over 3 months, simultaneously conducted minute research on
filigree work in Cuttack in order to uplift the dying culture of art and craft in the state of Odisha.

Inviting Students Including Socially Weak Children for ODISHA BIENNALE
2013 to Experience Surya Museum Which Runs by Solar Panels at Night, with
Craft Workshop at XIMB, Nov 2013
During the art festival held bi-annually by Mudra Foundation, students learned how the solar panels are
utilized to light up the artworks exhibited, and made craft works made of waste material instructed by
Nanako Koyama. This exhibition was supported by TOSHIBA India, and the solar panels used during the
Odisha Biennale 2013 were donated to a village in Puri, Odisha.

Supporting Upcoming Artists for PRESS CLUB Inauguration, Jan 2014
On the occasion of the inauguration of Press Club Bhubaneswar, Mudra Foundation supported talented
upcoming artists for art camp held at the Club. It was witnessed by the chief minister of Odisha, Mr.
Naveen Patnaik and the artworks painted during the art camp by the artists would be put up at the Press
Club permanently.

Collage Making Workshop with Waste Material by Nanako Koyama at Deaf & Mute
School in Pallashpalli, BBSR, Oct 2015
On 11th October 2015, during Odisha Biennale 2015, organizing a craft workshop at the deaf and dumb
school in Palashpalli, by an art curator from Japan, Miss Nanako Koyama. The workshop instantly picked
up from the moment it started when Miss Koyama asked them to create a collage using pictures and text
from magazines and newspapers on top of traditional leaf plates of Odisha. Throughout the workshop, we
could see how the kids not only enjoyed but also showed their creative skills.

Wood Vibes (from Switzerland) to share musical rhythm with the kids in Odisha,
supported by TOSHIBA India during ODISHA BIENNALE 2015, Oct 2015
The slum school kids gathered at C.E.M. School, Niladri Vihar to attend the rhythm workshop by
WOODVIBES from Switzerland during Odisha Biennale 2015. The kids were inspired by the rhythmic
sound by WOODVIBES, and joined spontaneously by clapping hands, using the table as a drum.