References & Advisors :

Natya Chetana has been taking advices from - villagers, folk artists, theatre academicians, senior theatre practitioners, social activists, developmental actors, Drama teachers, Other similar theatre workers etc. To get an idea of Natya Chetana's advisors we can refer to :

Advisory Board of 14 members from 7 villages around Theatre Village (Natya Gram) Activist networks working with grassroots organising tasks. 5 Executive body members of Natya Chetana out of 7, who are not full- time volunteers and play a watch dog role.

Natya Chetana has been associated with several leading Non-profit making Amateur Theatre organisations of the state such as :

  • AJIT (Bhubaneswar),
  • Satabdira Kalakar (Bhubaneswar),
  • Manan (Bhubaneswar),
  • Uttarpurus (Bhubaneswar),
  • Rangamancha (Rourkela),
  • Swasti Jhankar (Rourkela),
  • Kalinga Kala Parishad (Rourkela),
  • Cultural Academy (Rourkela),
  • Srasta (Balasore),
  • Bindoo O Balaya (Balasore),
  • Navajeevan (Sundergarh),
  • Juba Udayan (Sambalpur),
  • Mahavir Sanskrutikb Anusthan (Bhawanipatna),
  • Bhumika (Bolangir),
  • TAS (Sonepur),
  • Cessandra Cultural Association (Keonjhar),
  • Natyam (Anugul),
  • Ganjam Kala Parishad (Berhampur),
  • Ganjam Zilla Mancha Kalakar Samillani (Berhampur),
  • Spandan (Pattamundai),
  • Uttarayani Club (Khurda Road) etc.

Natya Chetana has been associated with several academic institutions for undertaking different activities such as :

  • Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar
  • NSS Coordination Unit of Berhampur University
  • Oriya department of Sambalpur University
  • Oriya Department, Psychology department, Department of Womens' Studies in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • State Academy of performing Arts
  • Indian Institution of Mass-Communication, Dhenkanal

Natya Chetana was associated with several voluntary organisations few out of old voluntary organisations are :

  • CYSD (Bhubaneswar, Karanjia, Boipariguda),
  • Antyodaya Chetana Mandal (Mayurbhanj),
  • Agragamee (Kashipur, Koraput),
  • NIPDIT (Phulbani),
  • PIPAR (Dhenkanal),
  • FARR (Muniguda, Biswanathpur, Hindol),
  • VISWAS (Khariar Road),
  • SAMBHAB (Odogaon) etc.
  • Natya Chetana have been associated with quite a few serious developmental (NGOs) organisations such as :
  • RCDC (Bhubaneswar),
  • SFDC (Berhampur),
  • WORD (Damanjodi, Koraput),
  • SEARCH (Boipariguda),
  • Seva Jagat (Madanpur Rampur, Kalahandi),
  • Poribartan (Pallahada),
  • Singha Bahini Youth Club (Dharuadihi, Sundergarh),
  • SGUP (Lahunipada, Sundergarh),
  • Aaina (Bhubaneswar, Bhanjanagar),
  • Adhikar (Bhubaneswar),

Many individual well-wishers and supporters from different sectors have been extending their solidarity. Such as -

In the Field of Theatre Art :

  • Mr. Badal Sircar (Playwright, Director and Actor, Founder of Third Theatre, Kolkata)
  • Mr. Ajit Das (NSD pass out, Retired Head of the Department Drama)
  • Mr. Bijoy Mohanty (NSD pass out, Retired Head of the Department Drama)
  • Mrs. Kiran Bhatnagar (NSD pass out, Deputy Secretary - Drama, National Academy of Performing Arts, New Delhi)
  • Dr. O.P Bharti (Ex.Deputy Secretary - Drama, National Academy of Performing Arts, New Delhi)
  • Mr. Rudra Prasad Sengupta (Theatre Director, Actor, Nandikar, Kolkata)
  • Mr. Satish Anand (NSD pass out, Drama Teacher, New Delhi)
  • Mr. Anant Mohaptra (Theatre Director, Bhubaneswar)
  • Mr. Brazabondhu Mishra (Theatre Director, Bolangir)
  • Dr. Hemant Das (Theatre Academician and Critic)
  • Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty (Ex Vice Chancellor- Utkal University of Culture)

There are some Senior Social Workers who are visible in the field of Social Development and Action now-a-days and had influenced Natya Chetana movement giving enough motivational inputs. They are :

  • Mr. AV Swamy (VISWAS, Khariar Road)
  • Prof. Radha Mohan (Environment Expert, Bhubaneswar)
  • Mr. Jagadand (CYSD, Bhubaneswar)
  • Mr. Achyut Das (Agragamee, Kashipur)
  • Mrs. Krishna Mohanty ( Gandhian Activist, Baji Rout Chhatrabas,Angul)
  • Mrs. Pramila Swain (Women Activist)
  • Mr. Aditya Patnaik (Gandhian Activist)
  • Mr. Bijoy Babu (FARR,Social Worker)
  • Mr. Ram Das (NIPDIT, Phulbani)

Some from the field of Media :

  • Mr. Sudhir Patnaik (Journalist and Columnist)
  • Mr. Mrunal Chatterjee (Former Columnist and Director IIMC, Dhenkanal)
  • Mr. Shyamhari Chakra (Reporter for leading English Daily like the Hindu, Indian Express)
  • Dr. Santanu Ratha (Station Director All India Radio)
  • Mrs. Jayanti Ratha (Senior Officer in National Television-Doordarshan, Bhubaneswar)
  • Mrs. Suniti Devi (Senior producer in National television - Doordarshan)