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‘FEST’will be held every year announced by Chief Minister of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:10/12/18: Here’s good news! The ‘.FEST’ (Food, Entertainment, Storytelling and Trails), which is currently the talk of the town, will be held every year. This was announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.

Attending the show on its 9th day this evening, Patnaik said: “I am extremely happy with the success of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) and we will host this festival every year.”Bollywood playback singer Shaan was the main performer for the gala night, which was witnessed around 40,000 people from across the city and nearby places. The popular singer, who was recently pelted with paper balls and stones during a concert in Assam, left the packed-audience spellbound with one after another hit Bollywood numbers.

Singing in tandem to the lyrics, audiences were given the chance to catch Shaan’s mesmerizing voice as he presented some of his signature tracks from the likes of ‘Don’, ‘Chand Sifarish’ to the ever memorable, ‘Tanha Dil’. Audiences were also elated as Shaan invited everyone to join in on his singing and raise the bar for a yet one of a kind experience at the festival. His performance included a hip-hop medley of ‘One Love’, ‘Main Aisa Kyun Hun’ and many more!

The show began with an enchanting show by Bengali singer, June Banerjee who sung popular tracks like Tamma Tamma and ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’ to name a few.

Expressing his gratitude to the CM and audience for inviting him to perform at the fest, Shaan said “It was wonderful to hear Honorable Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announce that .FEST will be held every year. It will give everyone a chance to watch and hear big names perform live. I am very thankful to be invited to perform in this beautiful smart city of Bhubaneswar. The city infrastructure is very impressive and most of all is the warmth of the people of Bhubaneswar which has given me so much love today. I am thrilled at the opportunity of being able to performance for such a captivating audience.”

Among others, Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Tourism, Culture & Odia Literature; Priyadarshi Mishra, Hon’ble MLA, Bhubaneswar North (Uttar) and Ananta Narayan Jena and  Hon’ble  Mayor of BMC were present.

 

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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