Bhubaneswar , 9/4 ( Odisha Samachar Bureau ) – Utkal divas was celebrated on 1st April at Shivneri Auditorium Vaikunth Metha National Institute of co-operative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune by Utkal Samaj Pune. Shri. Sanjeeb Patjoshi, IPS IG Director, VAMNICOM was the Chief Guest of the function. A cultural program was organized based on culture and traditions of Odisha. The programme included group song, Sambalpuri dance, Odishi dance, Oriya songs.
However the main attraction of the programme was Oriya Fashion Show based on fabrics of Sambalpuri Handloom. The fashion show was conceptualized and directed by fashion designer Mrs. Nibedita Nanda. She designed all the garments to give a new look to Sambalpuri fabric by blending with the modern western culture.