Odisha Parba to Attract Visitors to Odisha with a Grand 3-Day Festival in Delhi

Entertainment | April 27, 2017 | News

Odisha Tourism

The residents of National Capital Region will have the unique opportunity to witness a breathtaking exposition of Odisha culture at the lawns of India Gate this month. Odisha Parba, the three-day event organized by Odia Samaj from April 29 to May 1 will bring alive the spectrum of Odisha’s history, art, culture, traditions, dance forms, culinary delights etc. in a splendid style. The Odisha Parba will be inaugurated on April 29 by Arun Jaitley, Honb’le Union Minister for Defence & Finance & Minister of Corporate affairs, Govt. of India.

Narrating the objective behind the venture, Sidhartha Pradhan, Retired IRS officer and President of the Samaj said, “This, first of its kind presentation to showcase the culture of Odisha with its multi-faceted dimension is to place before the National audience many unknown and lesser known facts about Odisha, an ancient civilization and the indomitable spirit of Odias, who have traditionally espoused a culture of Nationalism and Universal Brotherhood”.

The replicas of the three colourful chariots of Jagannath Dham will welcome the visitors to the abode of Odia culture. An exhibition titled - ‘Atma Shakti’, the power within propelling the indomitable spirit of Odias, will guide the visitors through the enchanting history of this ancient civilization. The exhibition through displays and narration will help visitors to learn about the progress of this ancient civilization over centuries.

The panels and exhibits will also describe the resurrection of the state and how the Odias gained separate statehood unifying the Odia-speaking areas in 1936.  The narration will carry the visitor through the hidden treasure of mineral wealth, pristine flora and fauna to the modern-day monuments of giant industries, oil refineries and infrastructure – a glimpse into the potential of a resurgent Odisha.

A symbolic replica of the Mountain Caves of Udayagiri will be erected at the site to provide the backdrop for a spectacular multi projector - projection mapping film– a brief light and sound presentation on Odisha and its spellbinding charm. A massive 60-foot-stage will be set up for the various cultural programmes and folk dances of the state.

Interspersed on the ground will be smaller podiums staging some of the dying and traditional folk arts of the state. Groups of folk artists will also mingle with the visitors.

‘Hasta Shilpa Haat’ – the handicraft and handloom section in the festival will be the treasure trove of famed Odishan artifacts, sculptor and famous textiles. The high point of this haat will be live demonstration of various art forms like pattachitra paintings, shell crafts, stone crafts, famed appliqué work, stone work, sambalpuri sari weaving, etc by master craftsmen and weavers.

The display of Sand Art by internationally acclaimed Sand artist PSudarshan Pattnaik will be a major attraction in the Odisha Parba. A workshop in sand art will also be conducted by the Pattnaik.

To top it all the Odisha Parba will have an eatery enclave which will be serving authentic Odia cuisine consisting of mouthwatering snacks, world famous Odia sweets and 'thalis' and a variety of sea food.

The 3-day event organized by Odia Samaj from April 29 to May 1 will bring alive the spectrum of Odisha’s history, art, culture, traditions, dance forms, culinary delights etc. in a splendid style.

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