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Odisha Parba at India Gate lawns from Apr 29

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Odia Samaj will organise a three- day cultural fiesta here from April 29 to showcase the rich heritage of

The "Parba 2017" will display the state's traditional handicrafts, food, music and folk dance from April 29 to May 1 at the Gate lawns.

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.

Traditional food courts resembling village haats will offer authentic Odia cuisine prepared by cooks from at the mega event.

"It is an attempt to showcase Odisha's various aspects including its vibrant culture and rich tradition in the national capital," said Sandeep Mohapatra of Odia Samaj.

There will also be an exhibition on the history and cultural heritage of the eastern state, showcasing weaving and handloom works by local artisans.

Mohapatra said 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.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 11:48 IST