Kolkata: In continuation of the bicentenary celebration of the historic Paika Rebellion of Odisha of 1817, Odia Samaj, a leading non-profit, socio-cultural organization in Delhi in association with Utkala, Kolkata and Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) organised a mesmerising dance drama titled “Odia Paika” at Kolkata. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
A coffee table book titled “Valour in the veins- The saga of the Indomitable Spirit of Odisha” was also released, which gives insight to the glorious past of Odisha and its freedom struggle against British rule.
Renowned Odishi dancer Dona Ganguli presented a dance drama on Odia Paika, whhile Paika Akhada was on display by Kalinga Paika from Khurda. A short film on Paika Rebellion and other rebellions in Odisha against British Rule from 1803-1947 were special attractions of this magnificent evening.