CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Odisha counterpart Navin Patnaik will share the dais in the Centenary Auditorium of the Madras University on the occasion of 76th Utkal Dibas Samaroha-2012, on Friday.
Jayalalithaa will also release a souvenir to mark the occasion and Patnaik will receive its first copy. Both leaders will witness a number of cultural programmes, including a preview of new Odiya movie Premika, Odishi dance by Konark Odishi Dance and Art Academy, Chennai, modern dance by Maa Bhargavi Dance troupe from Odisha, Odisha dance by artists from Odisha Dance Academy (Aruna Mohanty), Sambalpuri Folk dance and a musical evening by Susmita Das and group. Both chief ministers will address the gathering. Patnaik, who will arrive here on Thursday, will also take part in deliberations at the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation.