Odisha celebrating 77th foundation day

4/02/2013
Odisha is celebrating its 77th foundation day today with much fanfare. Capital city Bhubaneswar glitters on the occasion of Odisha Divas or Utkal Divas as the state celebrated the anniversary of its formation.

All major government buildings such as the Odisha Legislative Assembly, State Secretariat and many others dazzled with colourful lights. On this occasion people of the Odisha remembering state’s great leaders, who were architects behind the formation of Odisha.


The state government has organized a cultural extravaganza including a laser show at the Exhibition Ground at Bhubaneswar to remember the contributions and sacrifices made by eminent leaders of Odisha .


The show will depict the movement and revolution which led to the formation of Odisha as a separate state. Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, bollywood actors Rahul Roy and Padmini Kolhapure are scheduled to grace the occasion.


The state government has also organised colourful programmes in the evening at Exhibition Ground at Bhubaneswar to celebrate the Utkal Divas. The second Lokakala Mahotsav, a festival of folk performing arts will be held on the occasion.
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