Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: It was Jitendriya Haripal the original singer of Rangabati who made the audience spell-bound by his typical renderings of Sambalpuri songs including the popular Rangabati.
The second day programme started with beautiful typical Sambalpuri songs presented by Padmini Dora. Her mellifluous voice enchanted the full-house audience which drew tremendous applause and appriciation. The next presentation was an orchestra by Rangafarua from Sambalpur under the leadership Guru Durgaprasad Dash.
The fourth item of the evening was Bajasal and Singh Dance by Mahavir Sanskrutika Anusthan, Bhawanipatna, a very famous and popular dance group who have been propagating and popularizing Ghumura and other folk dances of Kalahandi district throughout the World. The concluding item was a group dance “Panchrashi” showcasing Rasarkeli, Dalkhai, Sajani, Jaiphula and Mailajad which regaled the art-connoisseurs.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Shri Prafulla Kumar Samal, Hon’ble Minister, Tourism & Culture, Shri Prasanna Acharya, Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Shri S. P. Nanda, Chairman, OERC, Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, IAS, Principal Secrertary, Tourism & Culture, Shri Susil Kumar Das, Director, Culture, President, Shri Sarat Pujari, President, OSNA, Smt. Aruna Mohanty, Vice President, OSNA and Shri Chitta Ranjan Mallia, Secretary, OSNA.