The second National Sambalpuri Conference is going to be held at Jharsuguda for two days on January 18 and 19.
Various programmes on Sambalpuri language, culture, tradition, literature and Bandh art will be organised during the two days. This was informed by Western Unity Forum representative Manas Ranjan Baxi in a Press meet on Tuesday at Jharsuguda.
A series of seminars and discussions will be organised to popularise the Sambalpuri culture and tradition in the country through dance, music and drama.
37 MLAs of 11 districts of western Odisha, 10 MPs, apart from eminent personalities with contribution in art, literature and culture have been invited to the ceremony. A cultural rally will be organised at 9 am on January 18 from Bus Stand to the conferene site. The function will be inaugurated at 11 am , informed the organisers.
Representatives from the Western Unity Forum and different organisations like Bibekananda Mishra, Manoranjan Mohapatra, Ajit Rath, Rajesh Padhy and Mahammad Nasis (Guddu) were present.