Odisha: Khandagiri Udaygiri Mahotsav captivated in closing evening

Bhubaneswar : The concluding evening of “Khandagiri – Udaygiri Mahotsav” organised by Tourism Department in association with Department of Culture, BMC and BDA attracts huge crowd to witness the festival. The blend of classical and folk dances along with popular Odia/ Hindi songs performed by the popular artistes has been the unique selling point of the festival.

As per tradition the evening programme started with lighting the ceremonial lamp by Minister Women & Child Development Shri Prafulla Samal, Former Minister Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister Tourism & Culture Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Mayor BMC Ananta Narayan Jena in the presence of local corporators.

The first programme of the evening was performed Gotipua Dance by Nakshatra Dance Group followed by Prince Dance Group performances such as Dasavatar, Krishna Act and Flag Act. Last presentation of the concluding evening was Odia and Hindi popular song by Ollywood Singing Sensation and Music Director Shri Abhijit Mazumdar and Group. The entire programme captivated the visiting tourist’s till the end of the programme.

The Food Court close to the open air auditorium also thronged with hundreds of foodies who savour the local delicacies. ORMAS has put up 10 stalls where Self Help Groups are participating with their products along with exhibition of Boyanika. Other agencies like OIMSEAS, ASI, State Museum, State Archives, Khadi Board, Tourism stall, Lalit Kala Academy have displayed their products in the exhibition.  The Sand Art display performed on the occasion by Padmashri Sudarsan Pattnaik, international famous sand artists attracts huge tourists in general and local visitors in particular.

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