KalingaTV News Network
New Delhi: The three-day colourful mega Odisha Parba at the India Gate Lawns of the national capital city concluded here on Sunday. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Mahesh Sharma and Dharmendra Pradhan attended the valedictory ceremony.
BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab and Padma Shri Sudarshan Sahoo were among other dignitaries who attended the programme on the final day.
On the final day, the audience witnessed a series of enthralling fusion Paika Nacha and Bagha Nacha. Padma Shri awardee Odissi dancer Aruna Mohanty also performed on the last day of the festival. Musical performances by Krishna Beura and Susmita Das left the visitors awestruck.
Over two lakh visitors witnessed Odisha’s magnificent journey from the ancient era to the illustrious contemporary times during the second edition of the Odisha Parba.
The entrance gate was designed in the shape of ‘Dola Bimana’, which replicates a common sight during the Holi festival. Intricate patta chitra design added colours to the decorum.
Organised by New Delhi-based Odia Samaj, the event was delight for the nonresident Odias and foreign tourists who had a glimpse of Odisha’s culture, tradition, heritage and authentic cuisine They also enjoyed authentic Odia food which included snacks, vegetarian and non-veg thali and sea food.