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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a bid to reconnect with Odias living far away with the cultural, social and spiritual ethos of Odisha, a team of Tarang TV left New Delhi for California in the US on Tuesday.

The team will perform in a special program--Ranga Tarang on the occasion of the annual convention of the Odisha Society of America (OSA) on July 2.

The group comprises artistes Ranjan Satpathy, Saroj Kumar Nayak, Somnath Panda, Elina Samantray, Sabyasachi Mishra, Archita Sahu, Budhaditya Mohanty and Alaka Satpathy, all actors, as well as singers Aseema Panda, Satyajit Pradhan and Santanu Kumar Sia and comedian Jojo.

“We are going to present a cultural extravaganza in the annual convention of OSA. The show is going to be like a booster dose of entertainment. The entire team of Ranga Tarang is prepared to mesmerize our Odia brothers and sisters during the gala show,” said Sabyasachi.

“Many Odia people living abroad for many years are gradually getting oblivious of Odia culture and taste. The program will help them reconnect with the culture of their soil,” said Ranjan.

Notably, when people of Odisha were grappling with the dangers of Covid-19 pandemic, ‘Ranga Tarang--- Connectivity through Covid-19’, an initiative by Taranga Plus team had left no stone unturned to perform awareness programmes through cultural shows such as plays, road shows, street plays and comedy shows.

The team played a key role in delivering effective messages to people to help them stay protected from the deadly virus. They reached out to people in various parts of the State to spread awareness about the pandemic and on how to keep Covid-19 at bay. 

The team through its performances presented untold miseries and sufferings of people due to the pandemic in the state.  It also highlighted multiple sacrifices of Covid warriors that included doctors, para-medics, police and scribes and many others who did not care for their own safety and well being of their families.

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