What began as an effort by four people to showcase their culture, gathered support from several others and generated a footfall of close to one lakh.
The Odisha Festival held at Seawoods Grand Central Mall saw 200 artistes from the eastern State showcasing its rich socio-cultural heritage, architecture and folk culture.
“We have been living in Maharashtra for a long time now and wanted to give back something to the State and its people, so we planned to introduce our heritage here,” Gadadhar Behara from Navi Mumbai’s Odia community said.
The festival was the brainchild of Mr. Behara, Suresh ...
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