Bhubaneswar: Ollywood singing sensation Satyajit Jena and Barnali Hota on Saturday enthralled the audience at the 3rd evening of “Khandagiri-Udaygiri Mahotsav”.
Theevening began with the fusion of Odisha’s classical and folk dances such as Sahi Nacha, Sambalpuri dance, Boita Bandana and popular songs by renowned artistes.
The programme was attended by Speaker Pradeep Kumar Amat and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda.
The evening’s first programme was Sambalpuri Dance by the artistes of Rangapharua. Their presentation was Jaiphula and Rasarkeli followed by Utkala re Utkala and Boita Bandana by Mokhsha Dance Group.
Next item was Sahi Nacha performed by the artistes of Puri Sahijata Dance Group. The last presentation of the evening was Odia and Hindi melody by the Ollywood singing sensation Satyajit Jena and Barnali Hota.
Khandagiri – Udaygiri Mahotsav is organised by Tourism Department in association with Department of Culture, BMC and BDA.
The visiting tourists also enjoyed the local delicacies at the food court participated by 15 reputed hoteliers. ORMAS has put up 10 stalls where Self Help Groups are participating with their products along with exhibition of Boyanika.
Other agencies like OIMSEAS, ASI, State Museum, State Archives, Khadi Board, Tourism stall, Lalit Kala Academy have displayed their products in the exhibition.
The sand art display performed on the occasion by Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik, international famous sand artists attracts huge tourists in general and local visitors in particular.