The ethnic fair entered into its 4th day celebration. People came to witness the colourful Mela. Each year the people of Bhubaneswar await eagerly to feel the real tribe ambience from this programme. Today from 2 p.m. the visitors swelled. They sad the tribal village and admired its aesthetic scenario.
More than anywhere else the crowd gathered in the Tribal Hat where the tribal SHG groups exhibited and transacted their native products which included the honey, resin, noodles, black gram, green gram, arrowroot, broom sticks, millets, mustard seeds etc. People brought the unadulated items for their use and consumption; that has been the real attraction of the people of capital city since the time this Mela started six decades ago.
For the tribal food stalls and other government and non-government stalls the business was brisk.
As the darkness descended the open air pandal vibrated with the rhythm of tribal dances. The performances staged were Dhangdi” Dance of Phulbani, Koya dance of Malkangiri tribal dances of Panposh and Sundergarh, Nabarangpur. Besides the students of K.I.S.S. and Nav Bharat Hostel of Malkangirl presented their skills in ethnic dance traditions with fusion with moderntying and the audience responded overwhelmingly with applause and whistles.
That this year surroundings of the venue has been cleared of the intruders and encroachers that has been a major achievement of the state administration which has facilitated an easy access to the venue for the public.