Two-day folk festival inaugurated


Bhubaneswar: A two-day folk festival by Kalanjali Artistry Trust has been inaugurated at Utkal Mandap in collaboration with Odisha Government and Evos Buildcon. This initiative has been taken by the Kalanjali Trust for the development of folk art in the rich the art in land of Odisha. This program is inaugurated Padmashri Devi Prasanna Patnaik. MP and actor Prashant Nanda joined as the chief speaker in
this evening. Odia actor Sritam Das, Harihar Mohapatra, Md Evos Buildcon Sri Kalinga keshari Rath, singer Diptirekha Padhi, National President of INWEC Sukirti Patnaik and CEO of Shushrut Hospital.Chidatmika Khatua joined this as guest of honour in this evening. In this occasion, Odisha’s traditional folk dance, Gotipua, Ranapa dance was performed. Similarly, the Ramp Show with Sambaluri Dance and Tribal Jewellery Fashion Show was mesmerizing. In the second session, Bhubaneswar Mayor Sulochana Das joined as the chief guest,
Berhampur Mayor Sanghamitra Dadai joined as chief speaker where as Bhubaneswar Deputy Mayor Manjulata Kahar, Berhampur Deputy
Mayor E. Vivek Reddy, Ollywood actors Harihar Dash, Hara Rath, dancer Shaswat Joshi, Mahan Sangha founder Susant Sabat ,
Cultural activist Gurpad Balliarsingh, prominent Odissi vocal guru Dr.Sangeet Gosain joined as guest of honour and discussed about thetopic of ‘Folk Dance in Odiya Films’. Rameshwari Nanda, the founder
of Kalanjali Trust, conducted the program and expressed the opinion that the trust will continue its efforts to develop the folk art which is gradually disappearing in the coming days. Trust treasurer Ardhendu Shekhar Panigrahi along with other members were present in the program.


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