Soumya Ranjan Nath

Saumya Ranjan Nath

Placed at:   Leh, Jammu & Kashmir

Education: BA (Honours) English Literature, Utkal University Bhubaneswar and MA Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai

Prior work experience:

  • Sumya Ranjan Nath has worked as a consultant under the Development Support Agency of Gujarat, Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat. His areas of work included minor and micro irrigation for rainfed based agricultural livelihood, placement linked skilled development programme, dairy based livelihood, and quality residential tribal education programmes.

One key work during fellowship

  • Performing Artists in folk art traditions from Adivasi and Dalit community were on the verge of abandoning their art. On the other hand, information about government schemes was not reaching them in local language

What was done:

  • Indentifying and federating cultural artists at block and district level under Zilla Kala Sanskrutika Sangha & Block Kala Sanskrutika Sangha
    Convergence of awareness generation/IEC campaign fund from all major line departments for various awareness campaigns for major flagship schemes in Kui dialect through the Sanghas
    Linkage with Culture Department at the district


  • 500 + folk artists facilitated in reviving traditions which were in the verge of extinction
    Artists federated and linked with suplemmetary livelihood options
    Most IEC about government schemes in local language led to better understand and trust
    Now they are passing the art to the younger generations