The 12th day of the 16 day Food, Entertainment, Storytelling and Trail festival .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) saw people turn up in large numbers once again. Visitors indulged in the wide range of cuisines at the International Street Food Festival while enjoying the music and dance event titled – Chak de Odisha the central theme of the evening. Headlining the performance tonight was local singer Krishna Beura and dance performance by another nationally renowned dance group,Prince Dance Group.
Continuing the inclusiveness of .FEST the event today saw 150 children from local orphanages, 100 ASHA workers whose efforts are to uplift the health and welfare of communities at the grass-root level; enjoy both the music and dance performances.As the theme for the evening was sports oriented, there were also 50 students from Bhubaneswar Sports Hostels and 20 officials were also present at the event. Fronted by Bhubaneswar Development Association (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Odisha Tourism, the idea was to include every section of the society during the city-wide celebration. Dilip K. Sabar of Class 5 said “I am enjoying the evening with my friends very much and this would be a memorable moment in my life”. HemamanjariBhoi, an ASHA worker said, “.FEST has created a nice environment in which people from all the walks of life are becoming a part and parcel and this will definitely make the citizens proud of being part of a greater urban community”. BMC Deputy Commissioner (Social Welfare) SanghamitraBehera added that the. FEST would include more and more sections from the society during the celebration and would make all citizens feel the wave of happiness through music, dance, entertainment and food.
Popular play-back singer, Krishna Beurafrom Odisha who ruled in the hearts of music lovers across India with his hit song Maula Mere (Chak De India), gave the audience what they came for. He sang to perfection his blockbuster songs like Maula Mere Le le Meri Jaan, Soniyo, Main JahaRahoon and Chak de India. This was followed by a thrilling dance performance by Prince Dance Group who danced to Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan as Krishna Beura sang it on stage.
Prince Dance Group, a dance troupe based inOrissa is led by T. Krishna Mohan Reddy. The dance group were catapulted to fame after they won reality show India’s Got Talent. The dance group is further lauded for scaling heights despite hailing from marginalised sections of society. Two of the dancers, PadmanabhaSahuand TeluTarini are also differently abled. After winning the hearts of all Odias and the nation, they were welcomed on stage at .FEST with a roaring cheer by the audience.
The International Street Food Festival continued to offer a gastronomical experience for food lovers. Showcasingdelicacies from over 16 countries, different states of India and specialties of Odisha, the festival’s food extravaganza is a popular hit with audiences.
On Thursday, 13 December, 2018 audiences will get the opportunity to watch another Fusion Fiesta with V Dance Company, India’s 1st Mega Crew too win many reality tv shows like Dance Plus, India’s Got Talent, Boogie Woogie, to name a few. Performances will also include peppy song numbersby Ankur Tiwari &Ghalat Family who have opened for international star Norah Jones in the past. Catch them live only at .FEST