Bhubaneswar: Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, in collaboration with The Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia, Indonesia Tourism & Mayfair Hotels & Resorts presented the concluding event of ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ at Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar on 3rd November 2018. `The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’, a 6-day showcasing of Odishan cultural influence in Indonesia — which was held in Bhubaneswar, after New Delhi and Kolkata, from 29thOctober to 3rd November – presented a Pictorial Exhibition, Coffee-table Book and Documentary film — all of which were put together by writer, photographer and film maker Sudip Sen (Director, Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations) after much research on the subject and many visits to Indonesia to interact with people and shoot there. Balinese Dancers and Indonesian Master Chefs, flown in from Indonesia, adding to all the colour and flavour. The Pride & Glory Of Bali-yatra, an initiative of Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations, is a never-before multi-media project that throws new light on the glorious maritime history of Odisha, ancient trading links in Bali and the impact of Odishan tradition and culture on the face of the land in Indonesia and in the minds and hearts of people in the far away island of Bali; and the 6-day presentation in Bhubaneswar included the launch of ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ Heritage Tours. `The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ is the first of the ‘Rediscovering India International Of Yore’ series of presentations — an initiative of ‘Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations’ — that is driven by the glorious maritime history of India and fuelled by Indian cultural influence across South-East Asia. The concluding event of ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra — View From Indonesia’ was attended by senior bureaucrats, captains of the hospitality and travel fraternity and the news media in Odisha. “I am an Indonesian by birth and nationality and feel privileged to represent my country in India – from where, we believe, much of our heritage and culture came from”, said His Excellency, Mr Sidharto Suryodipuro, Ambassador Of Indonesia, “and I am happy to present this unique project that highlights Odishan cultural influence in Indonesia – a name that literally means ‘Indian Islands’ – and will, naturally, interest Indians at large”. Mr Vishal Kumar Dev, Secretary, Department Of Tourism, Government Of Odisha, Mr Komang Mahavira, Deputy Director, Indonesia Tourism and Ms Ayu Lakshmiadi Janapriati, Director, Bali Tourism also interacted with members of the news media on ancient trading links between the two countries and the road ahead. “The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ is dedicated to rekindle the spirit of adventure and enterprise”, said Sudip Sen, Director, Resource Indica Pvt Ltd, a Kolkata-based communication consultant who was born in Cuttack and brought up in Odisha, “and the objective is to highlight the significance of Bali-yatra and make Indians look at Indonesia with new eyes and see so much of India in a region that used to be known, in colonial times, as East Indies, Les Indes Orientales, or simply, Greater India”. “And coming up next are many other presentations covering various aspects of the age old connect between India and South-East Asia”, added Sen — signing-off with “Welcome aboard on a modern-day Rali-yatra’ and see you in Indonesia and other destinations in South-East Asia.” Mr Pradipta Mahapatra, Assistant Vice President, Mayfair Hotels & Resorts, presented the Vote-of-thanks.