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
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