Bhubaneswar: Global Odias for Odisha’s Development (GOOD), an expatriate group comprising of Odia Professionals living across the globe has made an ambitious attempt to globally popularize Odisha’s premier agrarian festival – Nuakhai.
To mark the occasion, the Odia diaspora celebrated Nuakhai in foreign cities like Dubai and London and countries including Japan and America today.
With the primary objective of popularizing Odia culture and traditions on the global stage, GOOD members, living in Dubai have undertaken a unique and novel initiative.
They approached global business leaders based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) convinced these leaders and enlisted their support in popularizing this agrarian festival across the globe.
In a specially recorded video message Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, of DP World, UAE Region sent out his greetings from the United Arab Emirates and congratulated the people on this festival.
Apart from Padmashri Dr B.R. Shetty the founder and chairman of NMC Healthcare and Finablr, Consul General of India Mr. Vipul expressed their wishes on this special occasion.
GOOD member, Priyadarshee Panigrahi, who is the general manager of a leading consumer products company based in Dubai said, “This initiative will definitely lead to the spread of Nuakhai’s culture across the globe and is a source of immense pride for all of us.”