Bhubaneswar: It was the concluding day at the 16th Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav presented by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha and organized by Orissa Dance Academy & Art Vision, Bhubaneswar. Reverberating the gospel of peace and rejuvenating the nuances of Indian classical, martial and contemporary dances the valedictory evening was really a splendid one leaving the connoisseurs mesmerized.

This year His Excellency Governor of Odisha presented Ruchi Buddha Samman Award to Mayadhar Rout, renowned Odissi Guru for his lifetime contribution in the field of Odissi and Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Smruti Samman Award to Guru Ghanashyam Panda, renowned Odissi Vocalist; Smt. Aloka Kanungo, Eminent Odissi Danseuse; Dr. Devi Mishra, renowned Doctor of International Medicine and Chest Diseases in USA; Shri Niranjan Tripathy & Smt. Swati Tripathy, Promoter of Odissi dance in USA and Shri Jayadev Das, noted Light Designer.

16th Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav