Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani is scheduled to inaugurate a two-day Odisha Parba in Surat along with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on September 2.
Narrating the objective behind this event, Odia Samaj president Siddhartha Pradhan said the focus of the festival revolves around recreating the legacy of lord Jagannath in Gujarat. A replica of the Raths used in the Puri Rath Yatra would be displayed at the entrance gate. These would reflect the intricate applique work and pattachitra designs of Odisha.
The residents of Surat can enjoy authentic Odia cuisine in the form of popular street foods, exotic sweets, pickles and traditional Odia thali. The event will be a shoppers’ paradise offering world famous
Odishi sarees, attractive handloom dress materials, bed sheets, kurtas, lungis, jute products etc. besides offering intricately designed handcrafted silver and dhokra jewellery, Odisha’s famous appliqué work, wood craft products and beautiful paintings using sea shells from the beaches of Puri.
Cultural extravaganza from 3.00 pm onwards would showcase Odisha’s folk and classical music and dance. live music shows by popular Bollywood and Ollywood singers like Krishna Beuraa, Abhijit Majumdar, Babu Panigrahi would heighten the entertainment quotient.
Chairman, Reception Committee, Odisha Parba Surat and Navsari MP CR Paatil along with Majura MlA Harsh Sanghavi and Odia Samaja president Pradhan revealed this at a Press meet here.