Manana Natya Sanstha(MNS)was born in the year 1979 with it’s headquarters
at Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India. It was the outcome of the creative thoughts
of the present president Manoj Pattanayak and present Secretary Niranjan Sahu along
with a group of devoted theatre workers with an objective to revive and rejuvenate
the theatre culture of Orissa which was degenerating due to heavy onslaughts of
Cinema and Video.