Berhampur, Feb 8 (LocalWire): Dotted with different sculptures made out of waste, the sprawling campus of the government-run-Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Berhampur, has been turned into an open-air sculpture museum.
Named as the ‘Mind, Heart and Hands Show,’ the museum, claimed to be the largest of its kind in any technical institute in the country was inaugurated by Massod Hussainy, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Advanced Systems Limited, Hyderabad, on Friday in the presence of high-level officials of the technical education including the Chairman of the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA), Subroto Bagchi, and the Department Secretary Sanjay Singh.
As many as 20 sculptures from 7 to 70 feet high made by the students of the institute have been installed in the open space of the campus.
All the sculptures have been made by the scrap materials generated from dismantled buildings and motor garages.
The giant sculptures include guitars, fishing lures, fish, iron man, giraffe, deer etc. Three of these sculptures have been featured in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records. Two of them are to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records.
The institute’s principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy informed LocalWire that the concept of designing, teamwork, integration of skills in various sectors like engineering drawing welding, sheet metal, mason, turning, fitting and painting has been done with the aim of converting the institute into an education wonderland.
The guest list included the Director of Technical Education, Raghu G., and the Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
Panigrahy further mentioned that the scrap materials could be recycled to make different sculptures. This will create a large potential of market for the interior decoration.
Edited by Meenal Singh