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Odisha Parba to showcase state's socio-cultural ethos in Delhi

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Parba will once again bring to life the socio-cultural of the coastal state in the heart of the national capital, an said on Sunday.

The second edition of the three-day festival will begin from March 9. The organiser, Odia Samaj, has put together a grand platform at the Gate in

Citizens from every nook and corner of the capital city can witness the unique culture, heritage, traditions, dance, melody, culinary delights, along with illustrious history and freedom struggle of under one spectrum, said te organiser.

To commemorate the life of martyrs from Odisha, this year's celebration is based upon the theme - "Odisha's struggle against British Rule from 1804-1947" and an exclusive exhibition will highlight the rebellion led by and

"Each Odia is a Paika in patriotism, spirit and zeal. Paika Bidroha was the first armed rebellion against the 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," said Sidhartha Pradhan, of

During the occasion, a coffee table book dedicated to the valour of the Odias will also be released.

To enthral the congregated masses, the Parba's entrance gate will be the replica of 'Dola Bimana', which represents the resplendent 'Dola Yatra'- the popular festival of colours in Odisha.

Intricate applique and Pattachitra designs will add new colours to this decorum. A grand stage will be set up where high relief work of in the backdrop will evoke the glorious past of Odisha.

by will showcase the state's rich legacy.

This will get to taste scrumptious Odia delicacies like the traditional Odia Meetha, Peetha, Badi, Papad, Aachar, Ghuguni, Dahibara, Chat, Odiathali and Odia Paan.

The entire will be designed in a fort style, reflecting the ambience of "Baarah Maase Terah Parba", which reflects Odisha's passion for festivals in one calendar year.

The handicraft and handloom section in the festival will be the treasure trove of renowned Odishan tradition and famous textiles.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 25 2018. 11:10 IST
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