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India Gate lawns turns into mini-Odisha for Odisha Parba 2018

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Once again ‘Odisha Parba’ brings alive the socio-cultural ethos of Odisha in the heart of National Capital Region from 9th to 11th March 2018 at India Gate Lawns.This is the 2nd Edition of this Parba, denizens from every nook and corner of Delhi NCR are witnessing the unique culture, heritage, traditions, dance, melody, culinary delights, along with illustrious history and freedom struggle of Odisha under one spectrum.

The inaugural ceremony was held on 9th March 2018 at 6 pm in Lawn No. 6 at India Gate. Spreading over an area of 2 lakh 60 thousand sq. ft, Odisha Parba showcases the history and culture of Odisha.The entrance gate is in the shape of ‘Dola Bimana’, which is a common sight in Odisha, during the festival of Holi. Intricate pattachitra designs add colours to this decorum.

To commemorate the life of brave-hearts who fought daringly against the oppression of British forces in Odisha highlighted individuals and incidents which marked the remarkable struggle from 1804-1947.
The grand celebration has a grand Stage set up with the backdrop of Barabati Fort to evoke the glorious past of Odisha.

This edition of Odisha Parba has introduced many new aspects to showcase the rich heritage of the state to Delhiites.

Dance and music shows encompassing Odissi, traditional folk dance & music, fusion as well contemporary flavours from Odisha are enthralling the audience every day.

The delicious food from Odisha, including the umpteen sweet delicacies, the mouth-watering street foods of Cuttack, Berhampur and western Odisha, the delicious non-veg items, the Odia thali and finally the Odia paan, are going to cause a sensation at India Gate Lawns this time. Many of these food items will be novelties for the food connoisseurs of the cosmopolitan National Capital.

The entire food court is designed in a fort style, reflecting the ambience of “Baarah Maasi Tera Parba”, which reflects Odisha’s passion for festivals in one calendar year.The anchor of popular Odia cookery show “Puntu Nana nka Peta Jatra”, the much-loved Puntu Nana shall also be present in the Food Zone to interact with the visitors and spread cheer among them. An exclusive stall offers ‘Jagannath Bhog’, as a blessing of the Almighty.

The event opens from 4 PM to 10 PM on the 9th of March and from 12 PM to 10 PM on 10th and 11th March 2018.Entry to the event is free.

odisha-2018Report By: Anil Behera

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