International Odisha Parba-2021 set for its first-ever virtual edition

Nation Odisha

New Delhi, March 23: The mega ‘International Odisha Parba’ is back once again. Keeping in view the Covid-19 protocol, Odisha Parba this time will be celebrated on a virtual platform on March 27 and 28.

The two-day long grand event is being organised by Odia Samaj, New Delhi, and will showcase the unique art, culture, heritage and tradition of Odisha.

The first-ever virtual event will be inaugurated at 7 PM on March 27 by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Raghunath Mahapatra, Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty.

This time, the online stage is set for all Odias worldwide to tune-in and experience the marvelous extravaganza of Odia culture, said Odia Samaj president Sidhartha Pradhan.

The inaugural day will start with the dance ‘Bande Utkal Janani’, a welcome performance by Guru Madhumita Rout’s troop. The proposed event will witness various regional and ancient dance and art forms that originated centuries ago, such as Jodi Sankha, Animal Mask Dance, Ranapa Dance, Malakhamba, Bonda tribal Dance, Martial arts, Adi Dhun, etc. This time things will be different because Odia people from across the world will also participate and showcase their cultural heritage.

Many famous and revered Odia personalities will connect to the audience and narrate their life stories and journey to success and fame. The audience will get to hear from Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan Sudarshan Sahoo and many more.

To commemorate the golden history of Paika Bidroha, a contemporary dance recorded by the Moksha Dance Group of Cuttack at the foothills of historical Barunei hill will undoubtedly add more colors to this opus celebration.

A Musical gala is also a part of the virtual International Odisha Parba, and well-known singers from the Ollywood industry including Tansen Singh, Tapu Mishra, Diptirekha, Sohini Mishra, Swayam Padhi, Tariq Aziz, Ashutosh will entertain the audience with their melodious performances.

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