Odisha Parba 2017
“I am delighted see such a large gathering of visitors in this event. I am thankful to Delhi-ites for showing their love to celebrate occasions across cultures. I am also proud to see such a huge gathering of Odia people here, which shows their bonding with their roots, culture and traditions. This event will help in propagating the rich heritage of Odisha, the colorful cultural forms and vibrant socio-cultural and political ethos of the state” —Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C)
On the third and final day, folk dances of Odisha by Bande Utkal Janani (Chorus) by Team Utkalini, New Delhi, Navakalebara (Odishi) by Chandrakant Sutar, New Delhi, “Desiyazz” Odisha Folk Fusion Music by Debashis Mahapatra and Pankaj Jal, “Shivaya”, contemporary style Chhau dance by Rajesh Sai Babu, New Delhi regaled the audience. Musical and dance performance by the famous Odia folk singer Jitendriya Haripal, Sambalpur was another attraction of the evening. “Kotie Mana Gotie Hrudaya” by leading singer of Odisha Mr. T Shourie and Fate Fighter Group, Puri mesmerized the audience. Bollywood singer Mr. Suresh Wadkar and Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo sange some melodious numbers.
Hasta Shilpa Haat exhibition showcased Odisha’s authentic artifacts, sculptures and handcrafted textiles. The high points was the live demonstration of various art forms like pattachitra paintings, stone crafts, Pipili appliqué work, stone work, Sambalpuri saree weaving. A major attraction was the workshop by Padma Shri Sudarshan Patnaik that inspired upcoming talents in the NCR to learn about the globally acclaimed art form of building structures on sand.