Monday, December 28, 2015

Sisir Saras Bhubaneswar 2016

EventSisir Saras 2016
Unit-III, Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar
Date: 2-Jan-2016 to 13-Jan-2016

Sisir Saras 2016, the Annual National level exhibition of rural Handicraft and Handloom products, will be held at Exhibition Ground Bhubaneswar from 1st to 13th Jan 2016. The fair is organized by Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), Odisha Livelihoods Mission, Panchayati Raj Department and sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. 

Such exhibitions are instrumental in providing market linkage to rural artisans who are struggling to find a better market and remunerative price for their products. ORMAS has been hosting exhibitions under the banner of Sisir Saras, Gramshree Mela and Pallishree Mela across the country to provide a platform for rural artisans to showcase and sell their products besides interacting with urban consumers to facilitate better trade ties. 

A large number of rural craftsmen and Self Help Groups are participating in the event. Apart from Odisha, artisans from 25 other States are showcasing their products.

Everyday evening there will be cultural programmes to entertain the visitors. Also, there will be food stalls with a wide variety of foods.

The special attraction of the exhibition last year (SISIR SARAS 2015) was the metal work products from Madhya Pradesh, wood crafts from Tamil Nadu, bamboo crafts from North-East States, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, Dhokra from Chhattisgarh, shawls and carpets from Jammu and Kashmir and kantha stitch from West Bengal. Workshops on designing and packaging of products was also organised for artisans to enhance the marketability of their products.

Here are few snaps from Past Sisir Saras Exhibitions:
Sisir Saras Coordination Cell

Terracota at Sisir Saras

Terracota at Sisir Saras
Masks at Sisir Saras

Jute Craft as Sisir Saras

Handloom products on display at Sisir Saras

Idols and other home decoratives at Sisir Saras
Sisir Saras 2015 Banner
Sisir Saras 2014 Banner

Credai Mega Property Expo in Bhubaneswar in January 2016

EventCredai Odisha Mega Property Expo 2016
Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar

Date: 21-Jan-2016 to 24-Jan-2016
OrganiserCREDAI Odisha


CREDAI Odisha (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association India) is going to organise Mega Property Expo in Bhubaneswar from 21-Jan-16 to 24-Jan-16 at Janata Maidan.

CREDAI Odisha Property Expo 2016 promises to be a single-window-market to congregate Developers and Designers, Policy Makers & Products, Financial institutions and above all Customers under one roof to exchange Information and the Real Business along with Food & Fun. The main sponsor of the Mega Property Expo is SBI. Renowned cine star Akas Das Nayak is the Brand Ambassador of CREDAI Odisha. During the press meet, Binay K Das, member of CREDAI Odisha unveiled the brand new logo for the CREDAI Property Expo 2016 with an attractive tagline “CREDAI for CREDIBILITY”.

The main features of CREDAI Property Expo 2016 will be
  • At least 120 stalls in two Air-Conditioned Hangers with state-of-the art facilities
  • On-the-spot finance from around 20 loan providing agencies at the event
  • Special focus on the affordable housing section
  • Celebrity Presence, Entertainment Extravaganza and Ensemble of Food-courts

Here is the Press Meet held for Credai Odisha Annual Property Expo 2016

Friday, December 25, 2015

Itexpo 2015 Bhubaneswar

EventIT Expo 2015
Unit-III, Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar

Date: 25-Dec-2015 to 29-Dec-2015
Entry Fee: Rs 10

The event is organised by itao (Information Technology Association of Orissa) and KPTA (Khordha Photographic Traders' Association). 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016

Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016. 
May this new year bring you lots of health, wealth, peace and success.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016

Thursday, December 17, 2015

6th Charitable Corporate Cricket League 2015

Event6th Charitable Corporate Cricket League 2015
Kishore Club Ground, Unit-1, Bhubaneswar
Date: 17-Dec-2015 to 20-Dec-2015

6th Charitable Corporate Cricket League has started at Kishore Club Ground, Unit 1, Bhubaneswar on 17th December 2015 where 32 leading corporate teams are participating. The unique sports event is organised by social organization ‘WE4YOU’ & web channel ‘OdishaLIVE’. The main objectives behind CCCL is well defined in the tagline of the event, which says - ‘Cricket for a Cause’.

6th Charitable Corporate Cricket League 2015, Bhubaneswar

Monday, December 14, 2015

National Tribal Dance Festival 2015

EventNational Tribal Dance Festival 2015
VenueUtkal Mandap, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Unit 4, Bhubaneswar

Date: 15-Dec-2015 to 17-Dec-2015
Time: 6:30PM

32nd Bhubaneswar Book Fair, 2016

Event: 32nd Bhubaneswar Book Fair, 2016
Venue: Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar
Date: 2-Mar-2016 to 13-Mar-2016

The Oldest and Largest Book Fair of Odisha, 32nd Bhubaneswar Book Fair 2016 is going to start on 2nd Mar 2016.

2nd National Book and Trade Fair, Bhubaneswar

Event: 2nd National Book and Trade Fair, Bhubaneswar
Venue: Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar
Date: 2-Jan-2016 to 12-Jan-2016

Regional Workshop on IPR 2015 and Ease of Doing Business by IPICOL

EventRegional Workshop on IPR 2015 and Ease of Doing Business
Date | Venue:

14 Dec 2015 | Balasore
15 Dec 2015 | Bhubaneswar
21 Dec 2015 | Berhampur
23 Dec 2015 | Rayagada
25 Dec 2015 | Rourkela

IPICOL in association with RIC/DIC/Industries Association is organising a Regional Workshop on IPR 2015 and Ease of Doing Business. This workshop will definitely enlighten budding entrepreneurs with all the relevant information to start a new business/enterprise and the the help available to do the initial set up.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Baliyatra Cuttack - photos of past events

Baliyatra festival is an important event in the calendar of Odisha which is held in the bank of Mahanadi river in the auspicious month of Kartik. Baliyatra starts on the full moon day in November-December which is celebrated as Karthik Poornima all over Odisha. This year it started on 25th November 2015 and concluded on 2nd December 2015 (8 days).

Baliyatra festival is celebrated to commemorate the glorious past of Odia Sadhabs' (Odia Meriners) commercial voyage that were organized to the islands of Bali, Sumatra, Java and Borneo for the purpose of trade and cultural expansion. Bali Jatra literally means, "Journey to Bali".

Lakhs of visitors from across Odisha and other states visit the festival. The visitors enjoy from large number of food stalls, joyrides, boating, cultural programmes, and also from wide variety of shopping stalls that include Handicrafts (Wooden, bamboo, metal, terracotta, appliqué works etc), Handloom Sarees, Creative works from SHGs etc etc.

Here are few photos from Historic Baliyatra festival at Cuttack.

Baliyatra Gates:

Baliyatra Gate 2008

Baliyatra Gate 2009
Baliyatra Gate 2012
Sand Scluptures at Baliyatra:
Baliyatra Sand Art on Save Girl Child

Baliyatra Sand Art

Sand Art of Boita Bandana at Baliyatra

Sand Sclupture at Baliyatra

Joy Rides at Baliyatra:
Joyride at Baliyatra

Joyride at Baliyatra

Totatora at Baliyatra
Crowd at Baliyatra:

Huge Crowd at Baliyatra
Handicraft Stalls at Baliyatra:

Chandua(Applique work) at Baliyatra

Applique work stall at Baliyatra

Beautiful Cane furniture at Baliyatra
A bamboo products vendor readying  her stall at Baliytra ground in Cuttack 
Baliyatra Brass works
Baliyatra Enbabling the Challenged
Handicrafts at Baliyatra

Cultural Programs at Baliyatra:

Cultural Program at Baliyatra

Odissi Dance Program at Baliyatra

Odissi Dance Program at Baliyatra

Odissi Dance Program at Cuttack Baliyatra

Odissi Dance Program by Soor Mandir Group

Monday, November 23, 2015

Konark International Cyclothon

Konark International Cyclothon is also known as the Tour-de-Konark is a unique event to boast the bicycle culture in the tourist places considering its importance to ecology, economy and to the human health.

Event: Konark International Cyclothon
Venue: Konark
Date: 29 Nov 2015

Event Details:
Roots of Odisha Foundation (ROOF) and Odisha Media Info Service Private Ltd organising Konark International Cyclothon on November 29, 2015. Konark International Cyclothon is also known as the Tour-de-Konark is a unique annual event to boast the bicycle culture in the tourist places considering its importance to ecology, economy and to the human health. It is not a cycle race or competition. It is a campaigning to make people aware about their environment, effects of climate change, protection of their ecology and promoting cycling as alternate mode of communication.

Roots of Odisha Foundation and Odisha Media Info Service Private Ltd is hopeful that this Cyclothon will not only increase interest in pro cycling in India, but also promote the health benefits of the cycling. The route from Konark to Puri is about 40 km runs through beautiful marine drive, considered to be one of the best virgin marine drive in world. The entire stretch is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna. The area is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals besides being a largest wintering ground for migratory birds. The eco-system has abundant in resources that sustains the livelihood for many fisher men, farmers and people employed in tourism sector.

Konark International Cyclothon is one of the maiden events in the region by the bicycle enthusiast to showcase our environmental care and concern as well as to boast the local economy that largely depend on the beautiful and diverse marine eco system. According to the World Resource Centre, coastal habitats alone account for approximately 1/3 of all marine biological productivity, and estuarine ecosystems (i.e., salt marshes, seagrasses, mangrove forests) are among the most productive regions on the planet. In addition, other marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, provide food and shelter to the highest levels of marine diversity in the world. It is our planetary duty to care the ecosystem that sustains many lives that coexist alongside the human race.

Over the last decades, many ecological and health conscious citizens across the globe have turn towards bicycling as one of the main option for short distance travel. Thanks to the supportive policy measures in many of these advance countries that boasted the cycle. The Guardan published a news item on 12th November 2014 titled “Europe’s cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs”. The more important fact is that ‘Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector’. This should be a wakeup call for the industries in India and Government to initiate a range of activities to capture the potential for ushering a new sustainable economy.

The rapid urbanization, development of tourism, concern towards health and ecology demands new thinking and innovative measures. Konark International Cyclothon wishes to bring the synergy among the citizen, industry and government to complement the idea of sustainable, productive and healthy living. Roots of Odisha Foundation is planning to bring world’s renowned cyclists, cycling teams, celebrity cycle enthustics and others for the Konark International Cyclothon.

More details:

Bhubaneswar Smart City

What is the India Smart City Challenge:
The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition for municipal leaders and their partners to promote economic opportunity in India, improve governance, and produce better results for urban residents. To unearth the best possible plans from throughout India, a range of 100 cities from every state will compete for funding in the first round. Bhubaneswar is a proud participant in India Smart City Challenge.

How can you contribute:
Go through the official website for Bhubaneswar Smart City,

You can contribute in multiple ways to Make Bhubaneswar a winner in the challenge.
  • Give your idea to make Bhubaneswar a smart city and smarter than other cities
  • Participate in "Capture BBSR Photography" Contest
  • Vote for Bhubaneswar
  • Like in Facebook
  • Contribute as a volunteer
You can win cool goodies and cash rewards by participating in these events and make your own city to win the challenge.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

10th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2015, Bhubaneswar

Event: 10th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2015, Bhubaneswar 
Venue: Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar
Date: 15-Dec 2015 to 27-Dec 2015
Time: 2PM - 9:30PM

State Institute for Development of Arts Crafts (SIDAC) on behalf of Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department, Govt. of Odisha is going to organize 10th TOSHALI NATIONAL CRAFTS MELA-2015 from 15th to 27th December, 2015 in Janata Maidan, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar.

Artisans, weavers, painters and sculptors from all over the country will participate in this Crafts mela & exhibit their traditional and contemporary handicraft and hand loom products.

Logo of Toshali National Crafts Mela 2014.

9th Toshali National Crafts Melaheld in December 2014

16th Rajdhani Book Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar

Event: Rajdhani Book Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar
Venue: Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar
Date: 4-Dec-2015 to 15-Dec-2015

Event Details:
The Rajdhani Book Fair has been organised by the Book Fair Committee comprising of a group of writers. The committee has started its endeavour in the Millenium year 2000 and successfully completed 15 years of service. It is the biggest book fair of Odisha.

Publishers, Distributors & Book Sellers from all over the country along with Educational Institutions, Study Centres, Govt. Organisations, NGOs, PSUs, Banks & Insurance Sectors are participating in the fair. Moreover nearly 8 lakh footfalls of intellectuals, educationists, booklovers & general readers are experienced in the fair during 12 days. As it is the biggest Book fair of the state all possible care has been taken to make it a successful publicity campaign and excellent forum for advertisement. It is a reliable organisation which provides unique opportunity for sales promotion & publicity. It also facilitates the participants to interact with their target audience.

More details at
Rajdhani Book Fair 2013, Bhubaneswar

Mega Home and Decor Expo, Bhubaneswar 2016

Event: Mega Home and Decor Expo, Bhubaneswar
Venue: Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar
Date: 13-Feb-2016 to 17-Feb-2016

Event Profile:
Home & Decor - Bhubaneswar 2016 is a specialised fair for construction projects and equipments, real estate, housing finance, building materials, architecture, interiors and allied products. It also includes kitchen, bath & sanitation. The show will be continuing for the duration of five days in Bhubaneswar, India. It will provide you with an opportunity to meet new and existing customers actively looking for new suppliers, or looking to assess the current progress of existing projects.

Exhibitor Product profile:
Profile of exhibit based on Steel and concrete, Stones and ceramics, Construction projects and equipments, Real estate, architecture and housing finance, Hardware and fittings, Allied products, International furniture, Kitchen Technologies, Runway and bridge construction, Electrical, wires and cables, Plumbing, pipes and fittings, Earth movers and haulage equipment, Railway construction and maintenance.

Visitor Profile:
Visitors like construction industry professionals, Architect and planners, Builders and developers, Government agencies / building authorities, Project managers and consultants, Consulting engineers, Universities, technical and research institutes, Airport and metro authorities, Hospitality industry professionals, Interior design professionals, Lighting consultants, Structural and civil engineers.

The expo is being organized by G. S. Marketing Associates.
For booking related information call 98303 31010 or 94330 96522.
More details at

Home & Decor

G S Marketing Associates

Education Worldwide India-Bhubaneshwar

Event: Education Worldwide India-Bhubaneshwar
The New Marrion Hotel
Date: 21-May-2016 to 22-May-2016

The Unique exhibition of its kind aims at the prospective undergraduate & postgraduate students heading towards achieving education in the most renowned & reputed Institutions in INDIA & ABROAD. The event will witness more than 200 Universities from various countries to showcase their courses to the most potential student population of INDIA.

Exhibitor Profile:
Exhibitor profile includes International Education Councils, Foreign & Indian Universities, Foreign & Indian Colleges, International Schools, Business Schools, Vocational & Professional Education Institutes, Executive and Entrepreneurial Education Institutes, Career Training Courses Providers, Recruitment Consultants, IT Training Providers, E-learning and Distance Learning Specialists, Education Portals & Online Courses.

Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop-2015

Event: Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop-2015
Asian School of Business Management

Date: 10-Dec-2015 to 12-Dec-2015

Event Details:
Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop-2015

ASBM takes immense pleasure in announcing its first kind of workshop in association with Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Odisha. The three day workshop would be an initiative to imbibe the spirit of Entrepreneurship as best career option.

"Entrepreneurship is not about submitting to the status quo (enjoying comfortability); it's about challenging the status quo (creating change)" Thinking beyond the line the session will inspire entrepreneurs on the Business they were born to create.
  • Creating new opportunities in Tourism and Agri- Business.
  • Inspire entrepreneurial spirit with new inspirational interaction with local successful entrepreneurs.
  • Inspire the next

Opportunity to showcase business Ideas, in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur (Entrepreneurship Cell) & IBM, Best two ideas will have direct entry to the semi-finalist for International Business Model Competition (IBMC) to be held in 2016, with startup fund of INR 15 Lakhs. The last date for submission of business ideas : 10 September 2015.

All the participating delegates would be awarded certificates
Registration Fee Rs.100/- per delegate (Cheque in favour of "Asian School of Business Management" payable at Bhubaneswar or by Cash).

More details at

India International Mega Trade Fair-Bhubaneswar

India International Mega Trade Fair-Bhubaneswar(IIMTF) is sole and biggest exhibition for household consumable industry in India. The event will showcase the products and services directly to lakhs of potential buyers. It will provide a right platform to expand business contacts. The expo is being organized by G. S. Marketing Associetes.

The IIMTF in Bhubaneswar in the last few years was a grand success.The IIMTF has become a much-awaited event in the annual fair calendar of Bhubaneswar.

Event: India International Mega Trade Fair-Bhubaneswar
Venue: Janta Maidan, Bhubaneswar
Date: 13-Feb-2016 to 22-Feb-2016

For stall booking related information call 98303 31010 or 94330 96522.

More details at

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