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Two-day long festival, Odisha Parba has been organised at Surat

Surat:2/9/18    A two-day long festival, Odisha Parba has been organised at Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC) in Sarsana of Gujarat which begins from today. The festival will showcase the rich tradition, culture and heritage of Odisha.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will grace the occasion.

The festival will provide an opportunity to the people to know about the art and culture of Odisha, it’s delicious food, traditional folk dance such as Odissi dance and others.

In the two-day long festival, Odisha’s culture such as  Droka, Chandua, Pattachitra, Tarakasi, Nreguna saree, and many others will be showcased.

Odisha’s famous singer- Krishna Beura, Abhijit Majumdar, Sohini Mishra, and Satyajit Pradhan will enthrall the audience with their songs at a musical event here.

This apart, a replica of the three chariots of the Trinity- Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra has been displayed at the entrance gate of the event to give it feel of religious environment of Odisha.

“The Odias residing in different parts of the country are enjoying the culture outside the state with such festivals,” said Odia Samaj President Siddharth Pradhan.

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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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