Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced that June 14 of every year would be celebrated as the “Folk Art Day” in Odisha.

Patnaik said this at the concluding day ceremony of the 9th State-level Folk Dance and Music Festival at the Utkal Mandap here.   

On the occasion, Patnaik also felicitated secretaries and senior officers of the Panchayati Raj and Health Department and district collectors and senior officers of Dhenknal, Bhadrak and Nabarangpur for promoting and assisting folk art.