About Bitotsav

Deemed as an institute of national importance, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, is one of the country's most honourable and distinguished educational university. It was founded and established by the visionary industrialist. B.M. Birla over more than six decades ago, and has been creating waves of success ever since. The massive 850 acre campus has been home to diverse cultures, multitudinous talent, and inspiring leaders.

BIT Mesra has not only produced some of the finest technocrats in the country, but has also churned out winners in professions as diverse as music, art, and literature. Our annual cultural extravaganza, BITOTSAV, is an affluent celebration of the rich cultural heritage that resides in our country, and an attempt to revel in the euphoric essence of India's cultural potency. BITOTSAV has a plethora of events to realize its cause of bringing students form all spheres and from all places, together, to enjoy culture while supporting something of societal importance. As the grandeur of BITOTSAV keeps on growing, this year's BITOTSAV is set to be majestic: bigger and better than ever before. With enthralling events, mesmerizing nights, enticing performances by prominent celebrities, and a whole lot of dance and music, we welcome you to BITOTSAV 2019.




Social Cause

विकलांगता से दिव्यांगता तक

दिव्यांग्ता प्राय: जन्म से, परिस्थितिजन्य अथवा दुर्घटना के कारण होती है। हमारे देश मे आज भी लगभग 3 करोड़ लोग दिव्यांग है जिनमे 50% अशिक्षित है। सर्वविदित है कि समाज मे दिव्यांगजन की स्थिति चुनौतीपूर्ण होती है।आज के युग में भी दिव्यांग को दया, करुणा और सहानुभूति का पात्र समझा जाता है। समाज के ऐसे भाव के साथ वह जीता तो है, परंतु उसके संवेदनशील मन को अनर्थ आघात पहुंचती है। पूरे देश में एक पहल हुई है लेकिन केवल नया शब्द गढ देने मात्र से मानवीय सोच और संवेदनाओं में त्वरित या विशेष बदलाव आ जायेगा यह सोचना जल्दबाजी होगी। आज भी दिव्यांगों को वैसा उचित सम्मान नही मिल पा रहा है, जिसके वो हकदार है। यह निर्विवाद सत्य है कि प्रत्येक दिव्यान्गजन में किसी न किसी प्रकार की विशेष प्रतिभा विद्यमान होती है। ज़रूरत है उनके कौशल विकास एवं प्रशिक्षण की। आवश्यकता है, उनके इच्छाशक्ति को जागृत कर उनके आत्मविश्वास को दृढ करते हुए उनके प्रतिभा को विकसित कर उन्हे आत्मनिर्भर बनाने की, जिससे वह सम्मानजनक जीवन व्यतीत कर सके। समय है कि हमसब मिलकर दिव्यांगजनो के अधिकार, आत्मसम्मान और बेहतर जीवन के लिए एक साथ कोई पहल करे। इस बितोत्सव, हम न केवल इस बदलाव की सराहना करते है बल्कि साथ ही यह संकल्प लेते है कि विकलांगता से दिव्यांगता के इस सफर मे हुम भी भागीदार होंगे और दिव्यांगो के प्रति लोगों की सहानुभूति को सहयोग मे परिवर्तित करने मे बढ चढ़कर हिस्सा लेंगे।

Theme

Celebration of Cultures: Colours of Asia

"We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, belief, rituals."
-Randa Abdel-Fattah

From the ‘Khokhloma’ painting symbolizing the high importance of forests and nature in Russian culture and its history; to ‘Liwa’ the traditional dance performed in Eastern Arabia; from the traditional Chinese ‘Qipao’ dress, to over 720 dialects and 22 official languages in India; form ‘yakuniku’ a Japanese style of cooking, to ‘Teochew opera’ in Singapore; a deep vein of history courses through all the countries of Asia. Culture has ever since been the lifeblood of any vibrant society to tell their stories, celebrate, remember the past, entertain and envisage the future. The variant forms of art, architecture and language, folk music, invigorating dance and eclectic cuisines, marks off even various regions in a country characterizing their inherent traditional origin through different civilizations. Melding of culture and traditions through globalisation and technological advances have increased their historically grounded and validated contributions and brought about much needed futuristic changes. Through the theme “Celebration of Cultures-Colours of Asia” BITOTSAV’19 procures to contribute in its own distinctive way to celebrate the rich, large, complex and variegated cultures of humanity.

Online Campaign

If we trace the trails of time, we come across various art forms, be it music, dance or the fine arts, which have, over time, lost their sheen and significance. But their grandeur and pageantry are unparalleled. From the Madhubani painting of Bihar to he Toda embroidery of the Nilgiri hills, these art forms, which show us our glorious past are gradually attriting and it is about time that we do something about it. In an effort to revive the magnificence of our rich culture, we at BITOTSAV'19 have pledged to bring to the fore, such art forms via various awareness campaigns, workshops and talks.




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