Odisha Capital To Host Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav From Feb 6

Bhubaneswar: The 17th edition of Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav will kick-start from February 6 on the foothills of Dhauli at Shanti Vihar in the city.

Around 3,000 artistes from different disciplines will participate in the 3-day Mahotsav, which will be organised by Odisha Tourism and Orissa Dance Academy (ODA) in association with Art Vision.

Eminent Odissi vocal exponent Guru Pandit Gopal Chandra Panda will receive the annual Buddha Samman, which was instituted by ODA.

For the past 14 years, an eminent art personality from the field of creative and performing art has been conferred with this Samman, which carries a citation, anga bastra and a cash reward of Rs 1,00,000.

Renowned Karnatic Veena player Guru K Rama Rao Patro, eminent Odissi daneuse Dr Snehaprava Samantray, dance critic Shyamahari Chakra and renowned sound designer and music arranger late Tarakanta Panda will receive Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Smruti Samman this year.

The ODA had instituted  the award in 2016 in the memory of its founder Guru Shri Gangadhar Pradhan. This prestigious award carries a citation, anga bastra and cash reward of Rs 25,000 for each awardee.

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