Odia Samaj will organise “Odisha Parba 2017”, a three-day cultural fiesta in New Delhi to showcase the rich heritage of Odisha.
The event will display the state’s traditional handicrafts, food, music and folk dance from April 29 to May 1 at the India Gate lawns. Traditional food courts resembling village haats will offer authentic Odia cuisine prepared by cooks from Odisha at the mega event.
A 52-ft high replica of the ‘Rath’ (chariot) used in the Puri Rath Yatra will be displayed just inside the entrance gate. The replica will closely resemble the original as it will use the same construction materials.
It is an attempt to showcase Odisha’s various aspects including its vibrant culture and rich tradition in the national capital. There will also be an exhibition on the history and cultural heritage of the eastern state, showcasing weaving and handloom works by local artisans.
Dance and music shows based on various forms like Odissi, traditional folk, fusion and contemporary will be performed by eminent artists in the evenings of the three-day event. A contemporary dance performance by Prince Dance group themed on Konark is another attraction of the event.