The 18th edition of the state level Raja Mahotsav was held in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Minister Damodar Rout graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Jointly organized by Masal, a Bhubaneswar based group and Cultural Department, Government of Odisha, the event showcased Raja Ballet by Rourkela Music Circle, variety show by the artists of Silpika, Bhubaneswar and Sambulpuri performance by the artists from Sambulpur besides other cultural presentations. While noted singer Susmita Das was conferred with the Masal Pratibha Samman on the occasion
Rabindra Mandap, the venue of the Mahotsav was decorated in village theme, with huts and swings on display. Various competitions including Jhoti and Pashaa were also organized.