“PRESENT CENTURY is a century of destruction and especially varied botanical, geographical and anthropological environs in India are getting destroyed.
Thus, our primary objective should be to save this varied ecology,’’ Secretary, Government of India and Member Secretary of the Indira Gandhi National Art Centre (IGNAC), New Delhi, K K Chakravarty said here today.
Chakravarty, who is former director of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, was speaking at the inaugural function of the two-day national workshop on ‘Rock Art in Orissa: Interdisciplinary Perspective.’
IGRMS, IGNAC and Utkal University, Orissa are jointly organising the workshop to prepare an interdisciplinary report on the results of a documentation project on rock art of Orissa.
Earlier, Prof Sadashiv Pradhan of Utkal University introduced the theme of workshop and said that though there is a long history of research on rock art, comprehensive and interdisciplinary documentation of the natural and local environs and communities have not been attended to all that much.
IGRMS Director K K Basa welcomed the guests including special guest and Joint Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India Dr R C Agrawal.