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Toronto, Nov 19 (Canadian-Media): A festival “Boita Bandana” remembering the rich maritime tradition of province of Orissa, India was celebrated by Orissa Society of Canada in Etobicoke, Ontario on Nov 16.
The celebration included stunning performance of Kuna Tripathy, a renowned celebrity from Odia film industry and Satyabrata Ratho, finest quizmaster, Producer and Director of "Prelude".
Boita Bandana. Image credit: Pinterest.com
The mega cultural night also witnessed screening of international award-winning short film “Bajirout”.
Member of Parliament from Brampton North Ruby Sahota felicitated Kuna Tripathy and thanked him for coming to Canada to support the Odia community.
Four prominent members Prof. Bibhuti Mohanty, Mr. Sunit Rout, Mr. Jyoti Maharana, & Ms. Smita Mohanty along with the Odisha Sports Association Canada organizers Asutosh Acharya, Satya Das, Subrat Nayak, Swadhin Purohit and Santosh Panda from the Odia community received Showcase Odisha award for their contribution in different fields to the Odia community in Canada.
Showcase Odisha award being granted to the Odia community in Canada.
Showcase Odisha award is an initiative by "Prelude" to recognize Odia achievers across the globe.
There were other cultural programs like Odisi dance, Sambalpuri folk dance and fashion show to entertain more than 500 audiences.
Famous Odisi dance
All the board of directors of Orissa Society of Canada including its president Mr. Subrat Nayak and other board members - Kamalakanta Behera (Secretary) Bibhuti Prusty, Madan Singh, Jeebitesh Das, Siba Patro Asutosha Acharya, Pravat Sahoo had put a lot of effort to make the program a very successful one.
( left to right) Siba Patro-Dir of Events; Pravat Sahoo-Dir of sponsorship;
Kamalakanta Behera-Sec; Asutosh Acharya-Cult Dir; Jeebitesh Das-Dir Prog; Subrat Nayak-Pres OSC; Madan Singh-Treasurer; Bibhuti Prusty-Dir Finance
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)