The second edition of Odisha Parba, a three-day festival to celebrate Odia culture, tradition, heritage and cuisine commenced in New Delhi from 9th March evening.
The residents of the national capital comprising Odias and non-Odias are having a gala time at over 80 food stalls selling authentic Odia food items like Rasagola, Pitha, Mitha, Chhenapoda, Gupchup, Dahibara, Chat and a lots of non-vegetarian items. The cafeteria arena named as ‘Taste of Odisha’.
A large 3D structure depicting a scene from the Paika Bidhora of 1817 created a lot of interest. There are stalls selling Sambalpuri, Behrampur and Kotpad sarees witnessing huge footfall. Odias in Delhi as well as non-Odias were also interested in the Chandua applique work, Sea shell Jewellery, Patachitra, Filigree Jewellery, showpieces made from rice paddy and other souvenirs from Odisha.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony of 2nd Odia Parba. Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan also blessed the inaugural session among other eminent personalities.
Organised by Delhi Odia Samaj, the festival will be continued till 11th March 2018. Odia girl’s Doodle for Google depicts Odisha’s rich culture