Abu Dhabi: The 7th annual function of Prabasi Odia Samaj Abudhabi (POSA) was held at Hotel Intercontinental here in Abu Dhabi today (27th April 2018).
The one-day event was inaugurated at 10.30 AM (Indian time 11.30 am) and would be continued till evening. Today the Inter Continental Hotel in the Gulf country created an illusion of mini Odisha.
The event was witnessed by hundreds of Odias residing in parts of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Also delegates from Odisha added more values to the festival.
Many Odias including actress Bhoomika Dash, Gungun, Arindam Roy, Pupinder Singh, singer Ananya Sritam Nanda, Susmita Das, Bobby Raj, Nayagarh MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo, Khandapada MLA Anubhav Patnaik and Odisha’s sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera joined and they all were being felicitated at the event.
For last 7 years Odia association in Abu Dhabi is organising this unique annual event to celebrate the Odia diaspora in foreign land.
This 7th annual event of POSA was dedicated to Odia pride Biju Patnaik. The famous book on this great statesman “The Tall Man” was also launched there in Abu Dhabi. Inaugural and launching sessions were followed by Odia cultural shows. Prince Dance Group from Berhampur and other celebrities from Odisha were attractions during last years event.