State-level Folk Dance and Music Festival-2018

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Bhubaneswar: The 8th edition of the three-day state-level folk dance and music festival that began at Utkal Mandap, here on Monday.

More than 2,000 folk artists from all the 30 districts will be performing during the festival.

Groups and artistes of five districts including Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Cuttack, Khurda and Puri will be felicitated for working towards preserving and promoting the state’s folk culture.

This festival is an effort of the culture department to give a boost to the fading art forms.