Jharsuguda : Jharsuguda Lok Mahotsav “Dulduli 2016” began with lot of grandeur with thousands of people from across Jharsuguda and outside the district thronged Man Mohan M.E. School to witness the inaugural ceremony of 3 days cultural extravaganza of the district Jharsuguda Lok Mahotsav “Dulduli 2016” on Friday.
Hundreds of local artistes gathered here to display their skills at the three day cultural extravaganza.
A cultural “Sobha Yatra” was held on Friday afternoon from Jhadeswar Temple to event ground.
“Every year, on the occasion of Jharsuguda district formation day celebration, this Lok Mahotsav is being celebrated on January 1st. Dulduli word has been derived from the Musical instrument used by the tribal’s in Western Odisha. The event focuses in promoting the local folk dance and culture of the area. This year around 480 artists will take part on these 3 days cultural programme belong from within district and outside district also. Even this year around 150 stall of Pallishree along with 100 stalls has been put up.”Said Tapas Ray Choudhary, member co-coordinating Committee, Dulduli
The Dulduli Mahotsav, which is being organized for the past 14 years, aim to revive dying local art forms. Odissi Dance, Panchrasi Dance, Dandha Dance, Karma Dance and Pala were staged on the inaugural day.
The Mahotsav was inaugurated by Bargarh M.P.Dr. Prabhash Singh along with Jharsuguda Collector Parameswaran B. , Harish Ganatra, Chairman , Jharsuguda Municipality, Nandlal Kishore Agarwal , Chairman, Brajrajnagar Municipality along with many other dignitaries were also present.
“It’s been a great opportunity for me to view the local artist performing on the local dances, which we generally can’t see often. It gives a great platform for the local artist to promote their cultural dance.” Said Sanat Das, one visitor.