Kalinga Utsav is a 2-day tribal cum folk festival that celebrates Odisha’s tribal heritage by organising numerous tribal & folk performances by stellar Odia artists, holding panel discussions with experts on tribal issues, and coordinating excellent poetry recitations and tribal art exhibitions, among other activities. The festival aims to sensitise the public to the rich heritage encompassed in Odisha’s tribal identity and urges participants & viewers to rejoice in its glory.
Auditorium Opening. Event Anthem Music. Lighting of the Lamp.
Opening Performance by Awarded Folk Artists and Tribal Dance Troupes
Inauguration by Hon'ble Governor, Odisha - Chief Guest Minister of Culture, Govt of India - Guest of Honour Shri Bisheswar Tudu - Union Minister of State, Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti Shri Jagannath Saraka - Minister of ST & SC Development, Odisha Shri Achyut Samanta - Special Guest of Honor Speeches by the Guests.
Live Music Performance by Tribal Music Band (from Mayurbhanj) with Tribal Instruments.
Lyrics and Dissection of Meaning Session with Mitrabhanu Gauntia from Rangabati Fame. An Anchored discussion with Journalist Diksha Tiwari/Sandeep Mishra.
Felicitation of Cultural Icons, Folk and Tribal Artists, eminent freedom (20 Nos) Fighter and martyrs' family.
Folk Poetry Recitation by Padmashree Haldhar Nag, Most Celebrated poet of Western Odisha.
Panel Discussion on Revival of Tribal Art and Crafts of Odisha (GI Tagging and its Promotion)
Contribution of Tribal Freedom Fighters in the struggle for India's Independence (Discussion Panel on Major Tribal Revolutions from Odisha & Neighbouring States)
Folk and Tribal Themed songs performance by Multiple State Award Winner Pankaj Jaal (Celebrated Western Odia Composer)
Auditorium Opening, Light Music, Tea
Opening Skit with Audio-Visual Describing the 62 Tribes of Odisha.
Tribal Dance Performances from North East Troupe
Performance by Padmashree Purnamasi Jani with Accompaniment of Instruments
A Tribal Dance Performance by Students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
Anchored Panel Discussion on the RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE TODAY with Experts
Felicitation of State Awardees (Recommended by the Culture Ministry and State Department)
Storytelling Session - A narration of Tribal Stories (Oral Epics)
Winners of the School and College Quiz (from Various Districts) Will be brought on Stage for a final round of Quiz.
A Special Performance by Singer Susmita Das on Folk Songs
Valedictory Session Chief Minister - Chief Guest Dharmendra Pradhan - Guest of Honour