The 14th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav will kick start in Bhubaneswar from February 9.
The festival is a unique confluence of more than 500 artistes belonging to various art forms of Indian dance tradition and it celebrates “unity in diversity”. The Dhauli peace Pagoda as the backdrop of stage inspires the artistes to cherish the idea of love, peace, compassion, and humanity. The festival is a grand celebration of harmony between history and modernity.
The Dhauli peace Pagoda as the backdrop of stage inspires the artistes to cherish the idea of love, peace, compassion, and humanity. While Kalinga Mahotsav sends the message of peace through the martial arts being represented from across the country and abroad, they added.
During the Mahotsav, this year the coveted award ‘Buddha Samman’ is being conferred on Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh.
This Samman carries a citation and cash award of Rs. 1,00,000. This award is being sponsored by Ruchi Pratibha Foundation, Cuttack since last 2008.
The prestigious award Gangadhar Pradhan Smruti Samman will be given to four eminent personalities of the different field. They are Dr. S. K. Tamotia, Atulya Mahakud, Dhaneswar Swain and Bhagirathi Das.