Odias get together at Prabasi Odia Utsav-2017 in New Delhi

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Showcasing the traditional art and culture of Odisha, the Prabasi Odia Utsav-2017 was organised at New Delhi on Sunday. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma graced the event as Chief Guest.

Importance was laid on organising people from various strata of society and chalk out programmes for them in health, education and other sectors.

Cultural programmes were presented during the event.

Among others, BJD MPs Baijayant Panda, Prabhas Kumar Singh, Balabhadra Majhi and Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra attended the event.

Talking to mediapersons during the event, MP Baijayant Panda said, “Many of our Odia brothers and sisters have arrived from different parts and I am glad that living outside Odisha they have achieved great success. I hope they get good opportunity in Odisha and contribute to the growth of the state.”