Odisha Parba

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'Odisha Parba' is back in the na­tional cap­i­tal with its sec­ond edi­tion to light up the cul­tural mo­saic of the city from March 9 to March 11, 2018. The 4-day af­fair will wit­ness the unique cul­ture, her­itage, tra­di­tions, dance, melody, culi­nary de­lights, along with il­lus­tri­ous his­tory and free­dom strug­gle of Odisha un­der one spec­trum. Chief Jus­tice of In­dia Di­pak Mishra, Vice Pres­i­dent Venka­iah Naidu and Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh will grace the event as the chief guests. Nar­rat­ing the ob­jec­tive be­hind the ven­ture, Sid­hartha Prad­han, Re­tired IRS of­fi­cer and Pres­i­dent of the Odia Sa­maj, said, "Each Odia is a Paika in pa­tri­o­tism, spirit and zeal. Paika Bidroha was the first armed re­bel­lion against the British East In­dia Com­pany in 1804. I main­tain my calm within be­cause I must be my­self the silent, cul­tured, peace lov­ing yet the strong willed Odia. My land is the land of con­ver­gence, of equa­nim­ity and in­her­ent sim­plic­ity." He added that this year, 'Odisha Parba' will cover 50% more area than last year. "Mul­ti­ple out­lets for drink­ing wa­ter will be in­stalled, be­sides a three­fold in­crease in num­ber of food stalls of­fer­ing au­then­tic Odia cuisine. "Spread­ing over an area of 2 lakh 60 thou­sand sq. ft, 'Odisha Parba' will show­case the his­tory and cul­ture of the state. The en­trance gate will be in the shape of 'Dola Bi­mana', which is a com­mon sight in Odisha, dur­ing the fes­ti­val of Holi. In­tri­cate pat­ta­chi­tra de­signs will add colours to this deco­rum. To com­mem­o­rate the life of brave­hearts, who fought dar­ingly against the op­pres­sion of British forces in Odisha, the fest will high­light in­di­vid­u­als and in­ci­dents that marked the re­mark­able strug­gle from 1804-1947. A grand stage will be set up with back­drop of Bara­bati Fort to evoke the glorious past of Odisha. An ex­hi­bi­tion, a cof­fee ta­ble book and a multi pro­jec­tion film will throw light on the re­bel­lions which spread across

Odisha in the 19th and 20th cen­turies. In ad­di­tion, a sculp­ture gallery by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned sculp­tor Padma Shree Su­dar­shan Sa­hoo will show­case the in­tri­cate stone work of the state. A work­shop by Odia artists and a paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion for chil­dren be­low 18 years of age are some other as­pects be­ing in­tro­duced to the 'Odisha Parba' this time. Con­cep­tu­alised by Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia (FDCI) Pres­i­dent Su­nil Sethi, a fash­ion show wo­ven around the beau­ti­ful hand­looms and tex­tiles from var­i­ous parts of Odisha will also be a part of the mega event. The hand­i­craft and hand­loom sec­tion in the fes­ti­val will be the trea­sure trove of renowned Odis­han tra­di­tional arts, crafts and tex­tiles. Award win­ning ar­ti­sans and weavers from the state are all set to show­case tra­di­tional hand­loom sa­rees, dress ma­te­ri­als, arte­facts and craft prod­ucts unique to this coastal state. Dance and mu­sic shows en­com­pass­ing Odissi, tra­di­tional folk dance and mu­sic, fu­sion as well con­tem­po­rary flavours from Odisha will en­thrall the au­di­ence every day. Last but not the least , at­ten­dees will also be able to en­joy the umpteen sweet del­i­ca­cies, the street foods of Cut­tack, Ber­ham­pur and western Odisha, the de­li­cious non-veg items, the Odia thali and fi­nally the Odia paan at the In­dia Gate Lawns this time. Many of these food items will be nov­el­ties for the food con­nois­seurs of the cos­mopoli­tan Na­tional Cap­i­tal. The en­tire food court will be de­signed in a fort style, re­flect­ing the am­bi­ence of 'Baarah Maasi Tera Parba', which re­flects Odisha's pas­sion for fes­ti­vals in one cal­en­dar year. An­chor of pop­u­lar Odia cook­ery show 'Puntu Nana nka Peta Ja­tra', the much-loved Puntu Nana will also be present in the Food Zone to in­ter­act with the vis­i­tors and spread cheer among them. An ex­clu­sive stall will of­fer 'Ja­gan­nath Bhog', as a bless­ing of the Almighty.

Odisha Parba - 2018 to be held from 9th to 11th March in New Delhi, Chief Jus­tice of In­dia to in­au­gu­rate the fes­ti­val

Once again ‘Odisha Parba’ will bring alive the so­cio-cul­tural ethos of Odisha in the heart of Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion from 9th to 11th March 2018 at In­dia Gate Lawns. This was an­nounced to­day in a press meet held here at Press Club of In­dia. In the 2nd Edi­tion of this Parba, denizens from every nook and corner of Delhi NCR will wit­ness the unique cul­ture, her­itage, tra­di­tions, dance, melody, culi­nary de­lights, along with il­lus­tri­ous his­tory and free­dom strug­gle of Odisha un­der one spec­trum. The in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony will be held on 9th March 2018 at 6 pm in Lawn No. 6 at In­dia Gate. Shri Di­pak Mishra, Chief Jus­tice of In­dia is the chief guest. On 10th March Shri Venka­iah Naidu Vice Pres­i­dent of In­dia and on 11th March Shri Ra­j­nath Singh, Min­is­ter of Home Af­fairs shall be the chief guests re­spec­tively. Nar­rat­ing the ob­jec­tive be­hind the ven­ture Shri Sid­hartha Prad­han, Re­tired IRS of­fi­cer and Pres­i­dent of the Odia Sa­maj said, “Each Odia is a Paika in pa­tri­o­tism, spirit and zeal. Paika Bidroha was the first armed re­bel­lion against the British East In­dia Com­pany in 1804. I main­tain my calm within be­cause I must be my­self the silent, cul­tured, peace lov­ing yet the strong willed Odia. My land is the land of con­ver­gence, of equa­nim­ity and in­her­ent sim­plic­ity.” He fur­ther added that this year Odisha Parba will cover 50% more area than

last year. Apart from this cer­tain other mea­sures have been taken for the ben­e­fit of vis­it­ing pub­lic. Mul­ti­ple out­lets for drink­ing wa­ter shall be in­stalled, be­sides a three fold in­crease in num­ber of food stalls of­fer­ing au­then­tic Odia cuisine. Along with Shri Sid­hartha Prad­han, Shri Hi­ranya Mo­hanty, Trustee Odia Sa­maj, Shri San­deep Ma­ha­p­a­tra, Trustee, Odia Sa­maj and Shri Charudutta Pan­i­grahi and Shri De­b­jit Rath, Core mem­bers of Odia Sa­maj were also present in this pre-event press meet. Spread­ing over an area of 2 lakh 60 thou­sand sq. ft, Odisha Parba will show­case the his­tory and cul­ture of Odisha. The en­trance gate will be in the shape of ‘Dola Bi­mana’, which is a com­mon sight in Odisha, dur­ing the fes­ti­val of Holi. In­tri­cate pat­ta­chi­tra de­signs will add colours to this deco­rum. To com­mem­o­rate the life of brave­hearts who fought dar­ingly against the op­pres­sion of British forces in Odisha, this 2nd edi­tion of Odisha Parba shall high­light in­di­vid­u­als and in­ci­dents which marked the re­mark­able strug­gle from 18041947. A Grand Stage will be set up with back­drop of Bara­bati Fort to evoke the glorious past of Odisha. An ex­hi­bi­tion, a cof­fee ta­ble book and a multi pro­jec­tion film shall throw light on the re­bel­lions which spread across Odisha in the 19th and 20th cen­turies. This edi­tion of Odisha Parba has in­tro­duced many new as­pects to show­case the rich her­itage of the state to Del­hi­ites. A sculp­ture gallery by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned sculp­tor Padma Shree Su­dar­shan Sa­hoo shall show­case the in­tri­cate stone work which Odisha is so proud of. An Art Work­shop by Odia artists and a paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion for chil­dren be­low 18 years of age are some other as­pects be­ing in­tro­duced to the Odisha Parba this time. A Fash­ion show wo­ven around the beau­ti­ful hand­looms and tex­tiles from var­i­ous parts of Odisha shall be the high­light of the mega event. The show is con­cep­tu­alised by Shri Su­nil Sethi, Pres­i­dent, Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia. The hand­i­craft and hand­loom sec­tion in the fes­ti­val, will be the trea­sure trove of renowned Odis­han tra­di­tional arts, crafts and tex­tiles. Award win­ning ar­ti­sans and weavers from the state shall show­case tra­di­tional hand­loom Sa­rees, dress ma­te­ri­als arte­facts and craft prod­ucts unique to this coastal state. Dance and mu­sic shows en­com­pass­ing Odissi, tra­di­tional folk dance & mu­sic, fu­sion as well con­tem­po­rary flavours from Odisha shall en­thral the au­di­ence every day. Last but not the least , the de­li­cious food from Odisha, in­clud­ing the umpteen sweet del­i­ca­cies, the street foods of Cut­tack, Ber­ham­pur and western Odisha, the de­li­cious non­veg items , the Odia thali and fi­nally the Odia paan, are go­ing to cause a sen­sa­tion at In­dia Gate Lawns this time. Many of these food items will be nov­el­ties for the food con­nois­seurs of the cos­mopoli­tan Na­tional Cap­i­tal. The en­tire food court will be de­signed in a fort style, re­flect­ing the am­bi­ence of “Baarah Maasi Tera Parba”, which re­flects Odisha’s pas­sion for fes­ti­vals in one cal­en­dar year. An­chor of pop­u­lar Odia cook­ery show “Puntu Nana nka Peta Ja­tra”, the much-loved Puntu Nana shall also be present in the Food Zone to in­ter­act with the vis­i­tors and spread cheer among them. An ex­clu­sive stall shall of­fer ‘Ja­gan­nath Bhog’, as a bless­ing of the Almighty.

Di­pak Mishra, Chief Jus­tice of In­dia

Venka­iah Naidu, Vice Pres­i­dent of In­dia

Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh

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