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Odia New Year: Know its importance, rituals and more 
'Odia New Year, a symbol of cultural richness'; President Droupadi Murmu, PM Modi, Odisha CM, Jay Panda extend wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the people of Odisha on New Year.

Happy Odia New Year; know the significance of Pana Sankranti
Happy Odia New Year; know the significance of Pana Sankranti

The day assumes much significance as the new Odia calendar or Panjika is released on the auspicious day. The day also marks the onset of the summer season and is known as Pana Sankranti and people distribute 'pana', a traditional cool drink.

DANDUAS & DANDA JATRA  THE FESTIVAL OF PENANCE
Danda Nacha: The Popular Festival Of Odisha's Ganjam District

Draped in traditional yellow cloths, holding peacock feathers in hands and carrying red/yellow flags, these are Danduas or Bhokatas who are participants of Danda Jatra, one of the most famous traditional festivals of Ganjam district in Odisha.

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Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Here Are Some Unique Traditions Followed Around The World To Celebrate Eid
Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Here Are Some Unique Traditions Followed Around The World To Celebrate Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr or the festival of breaking the fast is an occasion that marks the end of holy month of Ramzan.

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  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
World Health Day
World Health Day: What is ailing Indians, and the progress made so far

World Health Day is marked every year on April 7. This year's theme 'My Health, My Right’ focuses on equal access to quality health care.

  • Sunday, 07 April 2024
World Autism Awareness Day 2024: These Basic Tips Will Help Parents Support Children With Autism
World Autism Awareness Day 2024: These Basic Tips Will Help Parents Support Children With Autism

Every year on 2nd of April, world observes Autism Awareness Day to empower and help autistic people with their day-to-day works. But what is Autism? It is a disorder that affects the development of brain by impacting one’s behavior, communication skills, interaction skills and learning ability.

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  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024
President Murmu, PM Modi extend greetings to people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa
President Murmu, PM Modi extend greetings to people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa

Utkala Dibasa is not just a celebration of Odisha’s formation, but also a celebration of its rich cultural wealth, heritage, colourful architecture, folk music, dance form, paintings, tourist attractions, traditional Odia recipes and all that the state has to offer.

Good Friday 2024: Know The Traditions Followed Across The Globe To Celebrate The Festival
Good Friday 2024: Know The Traditions Followed Across The Globe To Celebrate The Festival

Christians across the world observe Good Friday as the day when Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity to save the world from their sins.

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  • Friday, 29 March 2024
 Good Friday
Good Friday: Remembering the profound sacrifice of Jesus Christ

"Today, on Good Friday, we remember the profound sacrifice of Jesus Christ. May everyone find strength in the lessons of compassion and forgiveness it teaches us," the PM wrote on Twitter.

Odisha soaks in the hues of love, joy & bright colour on Holi
Odisha soaks in hues of love, joy & bright colours on Holi

People across the state bathed in the colours of spring as they smeared bright colours on friends and family irrespective of their caste, creed, age, and faith.

  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Holi Stalls In Cuttack
Markets decked up, Twin City residents all set to play Holi tomorrow; demand grows for herbal colours

The business of colours and other goods in Cuttack is expected to be on the higher side, especially with the new herbal Holi concept gaining popularity for several reasons.

  • Monday, 25 March 2024
Elaborate arrangements in place for safe Holi in Bhubaneswar
Elaborate arrangements in place for safe Holi in Bhubaneswar

Strict surveillance will also be done through CCTV cameras and if there are any untoward incidents including clashes, prompt action will be taken by the Commissionerate Police.

Shahid Diwas
Shaheed Diwas: Here's how Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev added fire to India's freedom movement

Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day is celebrated as a tribute to brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for the freedom struggle of India on March 23.

  • Saturday, 23 March 2024
World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day: Causes and how early diagnosis can prevent it

Every year World Down syndrome day is observed on March 21 to bring awareness about this particular health issue and how timely diagnosis can prevent.

  • Thursday, 21 March 2024
World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day: A look at history and significance behind its celebration

World Poetry Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 1999 to recognize the universal power of the art of poetry.

  • Thursday, 21 March 2024
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