India Gate opens its gate to unveil rich culture and heritage of Odisha

NewsBharati    10-Mar-2018

New Delhi, March 10: India comprises of rich culture and tradition and has time and again exhibited the rich talent and ethnicity. Owing to display the richness, a three festival has been organised to celebrate Odisha's culture, tradition, heritage and cuisine have been commenced from today in the lawns of the India Gate.

Filling up the streets, the programmes lined up for the festival include those on fashion, culture, dance, handicrafts. Visitors are also being treated to the coastal state's mouth-watering delicacies. One of the highlights is an innovative fort-shaped food-court, reflecting the ambience of 'Baarah Maasi Tera Parba', which reflects Odisha's passion for festivals in one calendar year.

Denizens from every nook and corner of the National Capital will witness the unique culture, heritage, traditions, dance, melody, culinary delights, along with illustrious history and freedom struggle of Odisha under one spectrum. As per sources from the organizing committee, the entrance gate will be in the shape of ‘Dola Bimana’, which is a common sight in Odisha, during the festival of Holi. Intricate pattachitra designs will add colours to this decorum.

To commemorate the life of brave-hearts who fought daringly against the oppression of British forces in Odisha, this edition of Odisha Parba shall highlight individuals and incidents which marked the remarkable struggle from 1804-1947. A Grand Stage will be set up with a backdrop of Barabati Fort to evoke the glorious past of Odisha. An exhibition, a coffee table book and a multi-projection film shall throw light on the rebellions which spread across Odisha in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Apart from this, a sculpture gallery by internationally renowned sculptor Padma Shree Sudarshan Sahoo shall showcase the intricate stonework. The stalls will display the live demonstration of the making of Stone Art, Pattachitra, Paper Mache, Paddy Craft, Kotpad Sarees. A Fashion show woven around the beautiful handlooms and textiles from various parts of Odisha shall be the highlight of the mega event.