Kalahandi Utsav Ghumra-2010 kick-starts

January 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

The Kalahandi Utsav Ghumura-2010 started here on Thursday with traditional rituals. The Rendo Majhi Manch echoed with the vibration of dhol, nisan, Ghumura loka badya.

Hundreds of artists from the State as well as from outside the State have reached the town to perform in the four day programme. Before inauguration all the rituals were performed near Kalahandi’s Ista Devi Maa Manikeswari.

A cultural procession with Maa Manikeswari’s Mashaal Jyoti was taken out around the town in the morning headed by ADM Chudamani Seth. A district- level volleyball competition also kick started at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium.

The Utsav was inaugurated by Labour and Employment Minister Pushperndu Singh Deo while ADM Chudamani Seth delivered a welcome speech. The president of District Council of Culture and district Collecto RS Gopalan, Superintendent of Police Sudha Singh, municipal chairman of Bhawanipatna Lalita Naik, Junagarh NAC chairman Mahesh Chandra Sahu and former Chief Engineer Govinda Chandra Sahu were present in the inaugural function.

Secretary of DCC Kalicharan Mohanty gave a vote of thanks on the first day of the function.

The artistes performed Ghumura Dance, Sishu Ghumura Nrutya, Singhakhela, Jodisankha, Ghadel Nrutya, Banabadi, Bod Dance and other lok nrutya on the stage.

Entry filed under: Ghumra, Kalahandi, Kosli Culture, Region watch.

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