Kuwait Odisha Association (KOA) Utkal Dibas Celebration 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kuwait Odisha Association (KOA) the socio-cultural body, registered with Indian Embassy Kuwait since 1989, celebrated the “Utkal Dibas” function, commemorating the Odisha Foundation Day (1st April, 1936) on 7th April’2017, in the Auditorium of Indian Embassy, Kuwait.

Shri Sibi Udayarajan IFS, the Second Secretary to Indian Embassy Kuwait, graced the occasion on behalf of His Excellency Mr. Sunil Jain and opened the function with the lighting of Lamp, along with other dignitaries. The Lamp Lighting program, combined with the playing of Shantakaaram Bhujanga Sayanam in the back ground, brought a divine atmosphere.

The President of the Association, Sri Sunil Panigrahi reminded the significance of Utkal Dibas celebration and congratulated the community for arranging such function, even far from motherland Odisha.

Sri Udayarajan, in his key address, expressed his adoration of Green Countryside of Odisha and spoke with high feelings about the rich heritage of Odia culture, while paying rich tribute to distinguished Odias, during creation of this unique State.

A colorful souvenir, capturing the literary talents of all Odias living in Kuwait was also released. KOA Smaranika_2017 also presented the pictorial details of various annual activities, like Raja Celebration, Cricket Tournament, Annual Picnic, Annual Function, Children`s Competitions.

KOA felicitated Sri Siba Prasad Mohanty popular Odia in Kuwait, for his selfless services to the community for last 25+ years. KOA also felicitated representatives of ASMACS, MaRRs Intellectuals, Al Mulla Exchange, Mughal Mahal, TAIBA hospital, 4SALE, GULF SPIC, Al Julaiah, CGC, DJ Inspections, RAITH Engg., Ahlea Switchgear, Al Khorayef, Burhani Jewellers, Malabar Gold, SPETCO, Asha Play School and NAPESCO to name a few for their continued support towards the community.

The cultural programs, electrified the night with Odia Patriotic Fusion Song Jahara Kole Janam Hei Sikhili Kathaa- Mo Odisha Mo Odisha, a musical orchestra, Sangat: Tribute to Guests directed by Manindra Kumar Pratap. This was followed by dances to popular tunes, like Tatubali, Chham Chham Chham, Pinga Pakodi, Radha Nachiba Nachiba, Jaga Haatare Pagha choreographed by Mrs. Kalpana Samal (Rany), Paada re Paada Chhanda choreographed by Mrs. Lipsamayee Sahu. The Sambalpuri Dance on Jai Phula lo Jai Phula, choreographed by Mrs. Jyoti Patel hypnotized the audience. Odia children also danced & thrilled the spectators, with popular Odia numbers like, Ama Padaa ke nai Aaiba buli, Nua Odhani choreographed by Mrs. Swagatika Mishra (Bubbly).

Odia ladies group also danced on a medley of Ollywood numbers and brought audience to the front of their seats.

The evening was decorated with programs with artists from Odisha. For this great occasion, KOA had arranged performances of Odia singers Mrs. Susmita Das and Sri Abhijeet Mishra who adorned Kuwait, despite their busy schedules. Soon the auditorium filled with the claps, foot tapings and hand waving, matching to each song and their melodious voices.

Popular Odia Poet of Humor and Satire, Odia Television and Cine Artist, Sri Gyanananda Hota, enthralled entire audience with his hilarious comedy bullets studded with important social messages.

Cultural Functions were followed by Prize Distribution Function program conducted by the Vice President Sri Biswaranjan Sahu and Cultural Secretary Sri Ranjan Samal and assisted by Miss Ishika Padhy and Miss Poorvi Mishra. Invited Guests distributed prizes to talented Odia Children for Fancy & puppet show, Elocution, Drawing and Chess Competition, Odia Ladies for Rangoli Competition under the canopy of appreciations and applause. The function concluded with a vote of thanks by KOA Secretary Sri Kamal Lochan Beuria and followed by dinner comprising delicious food, sweets prepared by popular restaurant The Mughal Mahal.

The stage was ably managed by Sri Girija Padhy, Sri Tushar Mishra, Mrs. Manaswini Goth and assisted by Abhipsa Panda, Ayushi Aishwarya Panigrahi, Taniya Mishra, Prakruti Swain, Ishan Padhy, Bhargavee Das.


Express your comment on this article

Submit your comments...
     
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Image

“It was all over in three minutes ...”

She was sobbing inconsolably and words were intermittently coming out… “It was all over in about

Image

“On reaching the pinnacle, I called it a day”

She was all set to occupy the enviable top spot... was being hailed as the rightful heir of the zen

Image

“Politics is transient for me; writing is perpetual...”

One of those few politicians whose speeches and poems have won the hearts of masses alike - in Indi

Image

The War of Words

Another journalist is brutally killed. Gauri Lankesh, the editor of Lankesh Patrike is shot dead re

Image

Migration Norm Set: Safe Orderly and Regular Migration

“Global compact for safe, regular and orderly migration” The Norm on the Build. "Migrants are h

Image

The bogus words

A few days back I received a message on Whats App:If an assault with the intention of committing ra

Image

Anybody Got a Spine???

Fourteen Prime Ministers have taken charge of our country, and between themselves they have had Sev

Image

Indian Rupee (INR) -3 Questions

The Indian Rupee (INR) is surprisingly strong proving many analysts wrong. In a world where emergin

Image

“What have you done for me?”

Suruchi was twelve years old, when she had blurted out the above words, and her words had sharp

Image

Linking India to Kuwait through Music: The One and Only Veena Guru in Kuwait.

Veena is one of the most ancient south Indian instruments. However, amongst the multitude of string

Image

Mughal Mahal Exotica - An aromatic and exotic twist to Indian food

When it comes to Indian food in Kuwait, no doubt ‘Mughal Mahal’ set an example among the residents

Image

Experience Indian Corner Tandoori Nights at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

Al Manshar Rotana Hotel at Fahaheel, Kuwait launched an authentic Tandoori Night with an Indian cor

Image

Biryani & Kebabi restaurant opened at Arabia Mall in Egila

Biryani & Kebabi is the newest addition to Al Sabah & Kohli food and beverage brands. Al Sabah & Ko

Image

Indulge in the luxury of Indian dinner every Tuesday at Jumeirah’s Garden Café

We all love luxury. We have many occasions to celebrate life luxuriously. Be it our anniversary, bi

Image

Transfast Cricket League Season- 01

Transfast Cricket League Season- 01 has been accomplished successfully with great entertainment

Image

KIFF league finals tomorrow 25th August 2017

" The much awaited KIFF league finals which will be played between KGA(Kuwait Goan Association ) &

Image

Summer Cricket coaching camp by Cricket Coaching Academy

22 Yards Cricket Coaching Academy would like to invite cricketers of all age group to attend the Su

Image

Kumble withdraws as India head coach

Legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble has decided against continuing as the head coach of the Indian c

Image

Kuwait Cricket congratulates all the winners and runners

KC Desert T20 Finals, KC T20 Premier League, KC U16 Juniors Championship and KC 50 Overs Champions