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Odisha Food Festival has been kicked off at the Press Club, New Delhi

New Delhi: 28/4/18;Odisha Food Festival has been kicked off at the Press Club, New Delhi and will continue till April 29.
Stalls with traditional food and sweets from Odisha have been set up at the venue which is being flocked by non-resident Odias and Delhiites alike.

Well-known historian and food critic, Pushpesh Pant who was the Chief Guest at the event, said, “The relation that Odisha has for many decades with South-East Asian countries which is called the ‘spice-route’, can be observed in Odia food, which most Indians are unaware of. I feel this event serves the purpose of making everyone aware of Odia cuisine.”

Cultural programs were also held during the event which is being organized by Odisha Development Forum while OTV is the media partner.

Speaking to OTV, Parthasarathy Jena, President, Odisha Development Forum, said,”We are thinking of organizing this festival every year. This will continue for 3 days i.e April 27, 28 and 29. We are organising this event to promote Odisha’s traditional food.”

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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