Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Once again the original singers of Rangabati stunned the audience by their superb presentation studded with intricate and rhythmic movements of body and feet synchronized with beautiful expressions.
Jitendriya Haripal and Krishna Patel captivated the audiences who literally danced on their toes. The second item of the evening was some beautiful renditions of Sambalpuri songs presented by Pankaj Jal and his group. Radharani Sanskrutika Sansad from Balangir had a beautiful choreography of instrumental music of all the endemic musical instruments comprising of Dhol, Nisan, Mahuri, Tasa, Tamka and Jhanj directed by Shri Ghasiram Mishra. UKIA, a famous folk dance institute in the Western part of Odisha had some beautiful and typical Sambalpuri dance pieces which enthralled the audience by presentation of dance ensemble of Karma, Parva, Dalkhai, Dhap, etc. The concluding item was Mailajada based on some social customs of Western Odisha performed by young girls and boys.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha, Shri Prafulla Samal, Hon’ble Minister, Tourism & Culture, Shri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Finance Department, 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.