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Odisha Day - Utkal Divas - Entry Free

IGurukul Foundation
Event organized by IGurukul Foundation

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Let's celebrate Odisha Day in the memory of the formation of the state as a separate province on 1 April 1936.

In the ancient times, Odisha was the centre of Kalinga kingdom, although it was temporarily conquered (250 B.C.) by King Asoka and Maurya held it for nearly a century. As the Kalinga kingdom declined, many Hindu dynasties arose and built temples at Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Konarak. Later in the year 1958, Afghan invaders passed the state to the Mughal empire. After the fall of the Mughals, Orissa was divided between the Nawabs of Bengal and the Marathas. In 1803, the British conquered Orissa. In the year 1912, the coastal section was separated from Bengal and made into the province of Bihar and Orissa. Later in 1936 on April 1, the new province of Odisha was formed after a battle of nearly 350 years.

Highlights of the event:

- Odia Food Festival
- Odia Galpa Kabita Patha
- Speech on topics related to Odisha
- Odia songs & dances
- Odia book and artifacts

We need your help. If you would like to participate, volunteer, or would like to showcase any of your talent related to Odisha, please email us today at igurukulfoundation@gmail.com!