Muktakash Rangamancha, Saradhabali, Puri, Odisha, India
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02ndFolk Fair 2003 :- 17thMay 2003 to 18th June 2003
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Shri Brajakishore Tripathy addressing the audience World Famous Sambalpuri Dance of Odisha Bihu Dance by the Assam Troop

2nd Folk Fair 2003

The Folk Fair is the platform initiated by the SSS to promote the tourism sector of the state of Odisha & to bring the cultural heritage (art, craft, folk dance etc.) of the Indian Tribal population in a single platform. Folk Fair 2003 was the first step of the of achieving the milestone of bringing the entire India on one stage to showcase their culture abd owe their gratitude infront of Lord Jagannath

Folk Fair 2003 Highlights:-

  • It was inagurated by the then Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of India Shri Brajakishore Tripathy
  • It was organised at the Muktakasa Rangamancha premises of Puri from 18th May,2003
  • Twenty Troops paticipated from the entire India.


Event Facilities

Event Ideology

Promoting Cultural Heritage of India

  • The Indian tribals despite their poverty and poor living.
  • Conditions and some of them on the throes of extinction have something extraordinarily original and unique to offer to the rest of the world.
  • There is no denying that their art and culture, which have involved through centuries, bear the stamp of their ideas.
  • thoughts best expressed in their community songs and various dance forms.

promoting tribal culture in india

  • Folk Fair try to demonstrate how these inhabitants of this primeval land, their traditions, and practices have interpenetrated almost all the aspects of Indian culture and civilization.
  • Attempts would be made to help the groups and individuals to showcase their talents in the preservation of their songs and dances as spectacular forms of tribal art and culture.
  • Performing arts and convention-based rituals best represent the cultural health of a country.



Awards and Recognition

  • We recognize the tribal leaders from various parts of & recognize them at Folk Fair & inspire them for cultural development.
  • Acknowledging the singular contribution of people of performers in the fields, particularly those who have been working against all ads, it is proposed to felicitate/honour them n the days of the festival.
  • The FOLK FAIR AWARD is conferred upon a distinguished tribal woman, who staying away from the mainstream, has made a laudable contribution to the welfare of her community.
  • Similarly, SHRIKSHETRA SAMMAAN is awarded to two eminent personalities among those who have earned a reputation for their extraordinary efficiency in administration & vision.
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Promoting Tourism

  • This Mega Event is one of the main attraction of the Puri Town.
  • Audience count of 10000
  • This enhances the tourism of Puri and it’s neighbouring tourist places as the audience profile mainly comprises of different Government Officials, Cabinet Ministers , Foreigners, Patrons of Indian Culture