Bhubaneswar , 13/9 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty ) :The Ashtapadi Odissi dance festival by Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik at Rabindra Mandap on Friday here.
Chief Minister Mr. Patnaik released the Odia book ‘Sampoorna Geetagovinda’ by Dr Subas Pani and emphasised that from this book one can understand the popularity of Geetagovinda. He also stressed on the need increase popularity of Geetagovinda. The book release function was be followed by the Ashtapadi Festival. The Odia book ‘Sampoorna Geetagovinda’ provides a critical edition of authentic text of Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda with variant readings, anvaya, word by word meanings and a prose translation along with a comprehensive introduction and includes complete musical notations of all songs and slokas. Vice Chancellor of North Odisha University Dr. Prafulla Kumar Mishra was also present on this occasion. Artists of Odisha Dance Academy mesmerized audience with their sterling performances at the cultural evening.