BERHAMPUR: Festivals are the right platform for promotion of folk art and culture, said Deepak Malaviya, president Servants of People’s Society while speaking on the second day of the Gopalpur Beach Festival. Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy, who is presiding over the five-day event said, festivals are aimed at promoting the tourist places as well as folk dance forms and tribal products.
Apart from folk dances, child health show, art competitions for children, beach volleyball and other games were organised.
The festival drew a huge crowd from different parts of the State as it coincided with Christmas and is also the last Sunday of the month and year.
Nimapara Mahotsav begins
Nimapara: The three-day 16th Nimapara Mahotsav-2016 began on Sunday with artistes performing Sambalpuri, Odissi and Gotipua on the first day. Reception committee chairman and educationist Ramesh Chandra Parida, MLAs Samir Dash and Akash Das Nayak were present.
Gramashree Mela is also being organised by DRDA, Puri.