Report by Akshya Rout, Jajpur: The five-day Sourik Yuva Mahotsav 2018 concluded on Tuesday at Kaliapani area under Sukinda Block in Jajpur district. On concluding day, the celebrities and artists entertained the visitors. The tribal people from different parts of Sukinda areas were participated in various programs in five-day long fest.
The Sourik Yuva Mahotsav 2018 was inaugurated by state Finance Minister Mr. Sashi Bhusan Behera on January 12, 2018. The Sourik Youth Festival began from hilltop Nagada followed by Mini-Marathon. Thousands of Sukinda people, government officials, industry & mines people, and among other were participated and enjoyed all five days of festival. The tribal arts & crafts, cultural programmes and mini-markets have popularized the fest. Workshops and events were organized to create awareness and uplift the tribal community and empower women community. the committee of Sourik Youth Festival also felicitated district collector Mr. Ranjan kumar Dash in presence of former finance minister Mr. Prafula Chandra Ghadai, Mr. Charan Singh Mina SP of Jajpur, Mr. Rajesh Patel GM Tata Sukinda Chromite Mine Division.
Speaking on the success of the Sourik Fest Mr. Pritiranjan Ghadai, Local MLA, said, “I feel proud and express gratitude for the success of the Sourik Fest. The Fest aims to facilitate a common stage to demonstrate art & culture of tribal community. it encourages to youth and students and spreads message of peace and unity. This year, we have successfully organized first ever Kalinganagar and now concluded the Sourik Fest”.
The former finance minister Mr. Prafula Ghadai participated all five days and addressed gathering, he said, “Naveen government relentlessly working to uplift tribal community. I will be working for the development of Sukinda and its people till my last breath”
The mines & industries, district administration and local people supported and coordinated the five-day Sourik Fest.