Monday, September 28, 2015

Carnival Treat for Capital Crowd

Bagha Nacha at World Tourism Day Carnival
 A carnival of colourful floats on different tourism themes was organised in the Capital City of Bhubaneswar by the Tourism Department in association with the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) to mark the World Tourism Day on Sunday. It was flagged off by Governor SC Jamir in presence of Tourism Minister Ashok Panda and office bearers of FHRAI. As many as eight floats on tourism products in the country like Buddhist Tourism, Beach Tourism, Heritage Wonders, Tribal Heritage besides a World Tourism Day float and Odisha Tourism float took part in the carnival procession which started from Master Canteen square.
The procession was led by a Luxury Bikers group followed by vintage cars. Actress Mahima Choudhry rode pillion on one of the lead motorcycles in the procession. Musical bands of Indian Navy, Odisha Police along with dance troupes from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Jharkhand participated.
Adding colour to the procession were folk artistes and classical dancers from different parts of Odisha. The carnival provided a platform to folk art forms like Jodi Sankha, Ghata Badya, Dulduli and dances like Ranapa, Ghoda Nacha, Mask Dance besides Odissi and tribal dances. Artistes from Odisha also performed the famous Naga Medha, Durga Medha and Ravana Medha making the event a visual treat for onlookers. People who had gathered in large number enjoyed the spectacular parade that ended at Rupali square.
FHRAI Convention technical committee chairman Debashish Pattnaik, who played a vital role in conceptualisation and execution of the carnival, said the World Tourism Day carnival was planned to showcase the rich culture and heritage as well as popular tourist destinations of the State.

Here are some glimpses of the beautiful event. 

Durga Medha Nacha at the World Tourism Day Carnival in Bhubaneswar

Tribal Dance at World Tourism Day Carnival

Ghanta Badya
Doll Dance from Tamil Nadu at World Tourism Day Carnival

Sambalpuri Dance from Odisha at World Tourism Day Carnival

Tribal Dance from Odisha

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