|Source: Orissa Diary|
Inaugurating the Tribal Festival Parab Pyari Mohan Mahapatro, MP said that this not only shelters but also promotes the hidden talents of Koraput. The programme as an initiative by the District Council Of Culture, Koraput is a long event that began on 24th of the last month October covering throughout Panchayat and Block level by conducting events such as sports, cultural activities and the mega event Parab that is going to run for three days 16th to 18th of November at its last stage. Thousands of tribals have gathered here in their traditional attire to participate in the event that seeks to showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage.
On its first day Mr. Sukhram Majhi, Miss. Subhasmita Mohanty, Miss Pramila Kirshani were honoured for sports, Late Surya Pattnaik, Mr. Gopal Krishna Samantray, Mr. Jogendra Mohanty were honoured in the field of art and culture, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Padhi was honoured for his Excellency in Promoting of education in tribal areas, Mr. Dasarathi Mali honoured for his effort in the field of agriculture and last but not the least Mr. Harihara Pradhan was honoured for his dedication towards theater performing art (Desia Nat).
The Chairman of the event Mr. Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav, Collector Koraput read out the objectives of Parab and threw light on the importance of Parab. Mr. Jayaram Pangi, MP, Koraput, Mr. Raghuram Podal, MLA, Koraput and Mr, Jhinna Hikaka, MLA, Laxmipur have expressed their say on this event. The vote of thanks was given by Mr. Chudamani Seth, Project Director, DRDA, and Koraput.