New Delhi: Odisha Parba 2019, a three-day mega celebration in the heart of India’s national capital received overwhelming response by the visitors. Many visitors including those from various foreign countries experienced the essence of rich cultural ethos of Odisha at this event. Lakhs of visitors were thrilled with joy to witness Odisha’s magnificent journey from the ancient maritime era to the illustrious contemporary times.
Organized by Odia Samaj, New Delhi Odisha Parba 2019, a celebration of Odisha’s Culture, Tradition, Heritage & Cuisine was inaugurated March 15.
On the concluding day, Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu said “Odisha is a land of marvellous heritage. Odisha Parba is a great endeavour to showcase Odisha’s art, culture, heritage, delicacies to the people. This is a great medium to promote and encourage Odia artisans. I believe, future of Odisha will be as glorious as Odisha’s history.
Sidhartha Pradhan, President Odia Samaja said, “Odisha Parba has become a brand. It has given recognition to Odia people at a national level. In future we are planning to make this endeavour even bigger.”
On its final day, Odisha Parba started with a series of enthralling fusion traditional dance. Odissi performance by Padma Vibhushan Guru Dr. Sonal Mansingh and Group on the theme ‘Kalinga Ranga’ mesmerized the audience. Live Musical Show by eminent Odia singer Tansen Singh and new sensations Sourin Bhatt and Chelsi Behura attracted the music lovers. Rasarkeli-most enchanting art form of Western Odisha, Acrobatic Martial Art dance, free style dance ‘Aasha Ra Aloka’, traditional dance drama in Chhau form on the theme Mahishasura Mardini Maa Durga, Jhumer tribal dance on the theme ‘Jatra Dekha Ke’ and Ollywood dance form Parba Parbani were another attractions on the last day.
One of the handicraft vendors said, “We got a very good response and managed to sell a number of our items”. A food vendor said, “We are happy that Delhites have shown great interest in Odia delicacies. We would like to extend our thanks to the organiser for giving us such an opportunity to serve plethora of Odia food items to the people in Delhi.”