New Delhi: The third edition of annual Odia community event Odisha Parba inaugurated by former president Pranab Mukherjee today evening at India Gates Lawns, new Delhi.
Mukherjee lauded the contribution of the Odia community in development of the country, saying Odisha has given many valiant heroes, marine activists and great patriarchs.
This three-day event , organised by Odia Samaj, would showcase the unique culture, heritage, tradition, ethnic cuisine and handlooms of the state in one spectrum.
Spreading over an area of 2,60,000 sq. ft this year, ‘Odisha Parba’ showcases the vision for a futuristic Odisha and how during ancient times Odisha was one of the most prominent states of the country with a rich maritime trade history, according to a statement by the organisers.
The entrance gate to the event will depict sunrise symbolising development of eastern India in general and Odisha in particular.
A grand stage has been set up with backdrop of a lotus flower to symbolise the vision of flourishing or blooming Odisha.