Expressbuzz, Jan 15, 2009
BHAWANIPATNA: The 13th edition of Kalahandi Utsav Ghumra-2009, showcasing the culture and heritage of Kalahandi, was inaugurated today.
The utsav organised by District Council of Culture here as well as Dharmagarh will continue till January 17 with a marathon performance of martial and folk dance. As many as 24 teams from different parts of the state participated in this event. Besides Ghumura, teams performing Dandari, Madili, Banabadi, Ghudka, Ghadeli, Kutia dance and Dhaanpa are part of the event. An exhibition with 240 stalls have been put up.
The inaugural ‘Jatha’ was brought from Manikeswar temple to the utsav spot today which was inaugurated by BJD Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mahapatra. Among others, Lok Sabha member Bikram Keshari Deo, Labour Minister Pradipta Kumar Nayak, legislators Balabhadra Majhi, Puspendra Singh Deo and Bira Sipka, Himanshu Meher attended.