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Latest odisha cultural news – Glimpses of tribal dance, culture at Rayagada festival #Odisha #News 

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to encourage, promote and preserve the slowly vanishing local tribal folk dance and culture, a two day tribal festival was organised in Odisha’s Rayagada. The initiative was organised by
Utkal Alumina.

Latest odisha cultural news - Glimpses of tribal dance, culture at Rayagada festival #Odisha #News

As many as 22 teams from peripheral villages of Utkal Alumina plant took part in Dhimsa Dance Festival and showcased their talent during the two-day extravaganza – “Ama Nrutya Ama Sanskruti” which concluded on Friday.

Out of them, five teams were screened as finalists who performed their colourful dances on the second and final day as well.

Campadara Dhimsa team bagged the first prize followed by Kuguput, Kodipari, Makapadar and Naktiguda villages, a company release said today.

Each member of the team was felicitated by the company with cash prize and mementoes.

Along with them, the teams from Bagrijhola, K Karol, Ladiguda, Naringjodi, Peringini, Gokulamunda, Kucheipadar, Lachuguda, Tharli, A Karol, Tikiri, Bilamal, Haridaspur, Jamuguda, K Siriguda, Kaliakana and Gaimundatunda villages also performed their dances.

On the second day, to provide an opportunity for local villagers to see other forms of dance of Odisha, renowned dance troupes like Nrutyangana, Odishi Dance Troupe Bhubaneswar, Prince Dance Troupe, Berhampur, Mallakhamb Dance troupe, Puri, Vision Ghumura Dance Troupe Bhawanipatna performed their colourful dances.

This cultural programme was witnessed by an enthusiastic gathering, mostly from the Kashipur and Laxmipur blocks. pti