Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Mondei festival begins on a colourful note in Nabarangpur

NABARANGPUR: The three-day mega cultural festival of Nabarangpur district - Mondei- 2009 - began in Nabarangpur at the Maa Bhandargharni temple. Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatro, Revenue Minister Surya Narayan Patro, Science and IT Minister Ramesh Majhi and District Collector Roopa Mishra performed the puja at the temple and a colourful procession was then taken out which culminated at the Mondei ground.
The main function was inaugurated by the MP at the Mondei Ground in the evening. On the occasion, the Revenue Minister recalled the glorious tradition of the district and said Mondei helps in giving a boost to the local culture and at the same time, give a chance to local artistes to exhibit their talents to a larger audience. Mohapatro said experts should be recruited during the Mondei festival to train the local artistes.
At the inaugural function, troupes from Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Konark, Ganjam, Bargarh and Puri besides local troupes from a number of blocks in the district staged shows.
Source: New Indian Express

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