Five-day Konark Festival kicks off

Konark: If Konark is in your wish list, then there would be no better time to prepone your visit as the curtains to the scintillating Konark Festival were raised today.

Culture minister Ashok Panda inaugurated the 28th edition of the open theatre Konark Festival today.

“During the five-day festival, some eminent artistes from different parts of the country will perform,” Panda said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to twitter and said “The Konark Festival is set to mystify visitors with the finest classical dance forms and is a must to complete a trip to Odisha for Hockey World Cup 2018.”

Besides, 101 sand artists including six from USA, Holland, Spain, Italy, Japan and Sri Lanka will be participating in the sand art festival, which also began today at Chandrabhaga beach alongside the Konark festival.