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.

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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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Safety tips for senior citizens in our society

With regards to the recent barbarous murder of senior citizen couple at Bhubaneswar, sharing a link with some tips that will help everyone to be careful and safe.

Request everyone to be responsible and kind hearted towards the senior citizens in our society because of whom we exist today and extend necessary help to them to make them feel that we care for them and they need not be afraid of anything.

 Share your views on making a more secure society which is way far from fear and criminal activites.

Monday, November 16, 2015

National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela 2015, Bhubaneswar

The main objective of National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela 2015 is to provide tribal artisans an important platform to showcase their talents through their valuable products to urban India. Tribals will also be able to sell their traditional art and craft works directly to the customers and get their valuable feedback.

The mela will showcase hand crafted items, handloom products, cane and bamboo products, dry flowers, tribal jewellery, Dhokra craft, tribal paintings, tribal weaves and embroidery etc.

Event: National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela 2015
Venue: Tribal Museum, SCSTRTI, CRPF Square, Bhubaneswar
Date: 18-Nov-2015 to 24-Nov-2015

Time: 2:30 PM to 8 PM

Images from previous National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela:

Crafts item at National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela
Brass Crafts items at National Tribal Art & Crafts Mela

Tribal Lady working on crafts

Tribal painting

Tribal Ladies working on crafts

9th Kalinga Herbal Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar

State Medicinal Plants Board, Odisha is going to organise the 9th State Level Kalinga Herbal Fair, Bhubaneswar from 10-Dec-2015 to 14-Dec-2015.

Special attraction of the event:

  • Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Unani Doctors available for free consultation
  • Traditional Healers from all over the State, Manufactures, Traders of Herbal medicines
  • Vaidya's meet, Ayurvedic Doctor's meet, Buyer Seller meet
  • Food stall and cultural programmes

Event: 9th Kalinga Herbal Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar
Venue: IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit III, Bhubaneswar
Date: 10-Dec-2015 to 14-Dec-2015

Time: 10 AM to 9 PM

9th Kalinga Herbal Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar

For stall booking at 9th Kalinga Herbal Fair 2015, Bhubaneswar, contact 0674-2543911 during office hours.

4th National Spiritual Book Fair, Bhubaneswar

The fourth National Spiritual Book Fair is going on at the Saheed Nagar Durga Puja Mandap field which started on Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 and will be running till Sunday, 22nd Nov 2015. There are lots of Spritual and Motivational books in Hindi, English and Odia on display by around 50 publishers from all over the country. This fair has been a hit among all age groups and is a need of the hour. Spiritual and Motivational books will definitely help in adding value to the thinking process and will help in spreading spiritual environment and peace in the society.

Event: 4th National Spiritual Book Fair
Venue: Saheed Nagar Durga Puja Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Date: 14-Nov-2015 to 22-Nov-2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saheed Birsa Munda Jayanti Samaroha

Event: Saheed Birsa Munda Jayanti Samaroha
Venue: Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar
Date Time: 15-Nov-2015 6PM

Saheed Birsa Munda Jayanti Samaroha, Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

Image Source:

Read more about Birsa Munda at wikipedia.

Images of Birsa Munda:

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda

Suravi 2015, the State level children festival, Odisha

About Suravi 2015, the State level children festival, Odisha:

The State level children festival - Suravi - has played a key role in exploring the creativity of children and giving them a boost for their overall development.
School students participating in a bicycle rally organised bu Suravi on the occasion of Children’s Day in Bhubaneswar on 14-Nov-2015
Earlier on Children's Day, 14th Nov 2015 (Saturday), more than 600 students took out a cycle rally which passed through Forest Park-Sishu Bhavan Square- Rajmahal - Station Square and culminated at Unit IX Boys High School to mark the inauguration of Suravi festival.
Students from different schools of 10 districts presented cultural programmes.
 A number of events such as essay and slogan writing, song, dance and so on will take place in the festival. Besides, the students will also take part in a series of competitions such as art, craft, debate, dance, song and drama centred on various themes.

Venue:Govt Boys High School, Bhubaneswar
Date: 14-Nov-15 to 16-Nov-15 (3 days)

Few images from past Suravi Children's Festivals:

Suravi, 2014

Suravi 2014, Sand Sclupture

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik at the State Level Children Festival “Suravi-2014” in Government Boys High School, Unit-9, Bhubaneswa

Mock Assembly at Suravi 2014, held at Unit IX Govt Boys High School Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik going round the Exhibition at the “SURAVI-2012” at Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik going round the Exhibition at the “SURAVI-2012” at Bhubaneswar
Clay modelling workshop during Sishu Mahotsav ‘Suravi-2012’ at Unit-9 Government Boys High School in Bhubaneswar

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Peacock Children's Festival, 2015

Event: 26th Peacock Children's Festival, 2015
Venue: Ekamra Haat, Bhubaneswar
Date: 15-Nov-2015 to 20-Nov-2015 

2015 Anjali International Children's Festival, Bhubaneswar

About Anjali International children’s festival:

A cherished festival of literary, creative and performing arts for young audiences, it has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young minds from across India since 2001 in the city of Bhubaneswar. Let your imagination and creative brilliance meet an explosion of color, adventure and fun at the 2015 ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL.You can enjoy a huge range of workshops, competitions, cultural programs, musical performances and exhibitions.

Venue: Adivasi Ground, Unit 1
Date: 14 Nov 2015 (Saturday) to 18 Nov 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:30 AM onwards

More details:

Few images from past Anjali Children's Festivals:
Collage Making Competition, Anjali Children's festival2014
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik at the "13th ANJALI NATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL" at Bhubaneswar
The physically-challenged dancers perform Kathak at Anjali National Children’s Festival in Bhubaneswar
Film Actor Sabyasachi Mishra at Carnival 2014
Anjali Workshop 2012 - Clay modelling

Tourist places in bhubaneswar

1. Nandankanan zoological park

2. Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves

3. Lingaraja Temple

4. Dhauli Shanti Stupa

5. Orissa State Museum

6. Tribal Museum

7. Pathani Samanta Planetarium

8. Regional Science Park

9. Regional Museum of Natural History

10. Nicco Park

11. Ekamra Kanan

12. Ekamra haat

13. Raja Rani Temple

14. Mukteswara Temple

15. ISKCON Temple

16. Ram Mandir

17. Ocean World Water Park

18. CIFA Aquarium

19. Deras Dam

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