Odisha bids adieu to 2015; ushers in 2016 with a bang

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: Fun, frolic and revelry continuing well past midnight marked the arrival of 2016 across Odisha. As 2015 faded into the cold and misty night to pave the way for 2016, Odias welcomed the New Year with open arms, with hope that it will usher in peace and brotherhood.

In Bhubaneswar, people celebrated the last few hours of the year gone by amidst music, dance and food. Children, youth, adults and elders alike, immersed themselves in the revelry as they bid adieu to 2015. As the clock struck 12’o clock, a boisterous welcome, greeted 2016. Special programs of dance and music were organized at various hotels and restaurants to celebrate the night.

Similar scenes were seen in Cuttack, where 2016 was welcomed with a bang. The city wore a celebratory look with decorative lights adorning various hotels, restaurants and to wave goodbye to 2015.

Steel City Rourkela also celebrated the arrival of the New Year with great enthusiasm.