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Provide urban amenities in rural and tribal areas like Kalahandi:APJ Abdul Kalam

Following is a report by PTI:

Bhawanipatna (Orissa), Jan 16 (PTI) Seeking quick steps to provide urban amenities in rural and tribal areas, former President APJ Abdul Kalam today asked officials to launch new projects every year to boost economic development and raise job opportunities.

“It is important to make available amenities of urban centres in rural and tribal pockets of the country,” Kalam said after lighting a lamp at cultural festival – ‘Kalahandi Utsav – Ghumura’ at Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium here.

The distinguished scientist said those running the administration should set targets for launching new projects every year during such occasions like festivals which would boost economic development, improve employment potential and augment education and health services.

January 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm 1 comment

Kalahandi Utsav Ghumra-2010 kick-starts

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.

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

Website of Kalahandi utsav ghumra :

Following are few pictures from

January 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

Final function of Kalahandi Ghumra Utsav will start from Jan 14

Following is a report from

The final function of the mega annual cultural event of Kalahandi – Kalahandi Utsav Ghumura- 2010 organised by Zilla Sanskruti Parishad – is scheduled to be held from January 14th to 17th.

Folk dance troupes from across the country will showcase their talent in the festival. Different sports events, crafts and handloom mela will be organised to mark the occasion.

Yesterday, a boating competition was organised in the Indravati reservoir near Mahulpatna.  

Thousands of people had gathered to encourage the boatmen. Team of Jitendra Jhadia and Sibasankar Jhadia of Digreebandh village won the race while Trinath Majhi and Kandul Majhi of Khamnaguda village were adjudged the runners up.  

An archery competition was also organised among the tribal participants at the banks of Indravati reservoir. Sanyasi Majhi of Lakhpada won the competition while Isku Majhi of Gabadapadar and Balaramsingh Majhi of Badchatrang won the second and thirs positions respectively.

January 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

Ghumura dance of Kalahandi

Following is from youtube:

November 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Colourful Kalahandi Utsav Ghumura-2010 starts

Following is a report from the

The Kalahandi Utsav Ghumura-2010 got off to a colourful start here today. The event was inaugurated by MP Bhakta Charan Das.

Torches from Shaiva Peetha Belkhandi, Martyrs’ land Urladani, Budharaja temple of Ampani, sand from Manikeswari temples of Bhawanipatna and Thuamul-Rampur were brought in a procession to the venue.

From today, various events will be organised as part of the Ghumura Utsav across the district and the final function will be organised from January 14 to 17 at Bhawanipatna.

The day also saw celebration of the Kalahandi Foundation Day. A seminar on the topic – Kalahandi: Past, Present and Future – was organised at the Town hall here. The Kalahandi princely state was merged with Orissa on November 1, 1948 and on the same day in 1949, it got separate district status.

To commemorate this day, Kalahandi Foundation Day is observed every year by the Kalahandi Sanskruti Parishad.


November 3, 2009 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

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