Odiya community in US celebrates Utkal Diwas in New York

From top, Consul General of India in New York Binaya Srikant Pradhan, addressing the Odiya community gathered for Utkal Diwas April 5, 2024; India’s Minister of Education and Skill Development, addressing the gathering from India; Swami Sarvapriyananda, the chief guest at the event, speaking to the audience. PHOTO: X @IndiainNewYork

Hundreds of people hailing from Odisha gathered at the Indian Consulate in New York, April 5, 2024, to celebrate Utkal Diwas. The Odisha Society of North America partnered with the Indian Consulate to organize the event.

Several dance performances were the highlight of the Utkal Diwas celebrations held at the Indian Consulate April 6, 2024. PHOTO: X @IndiainNewYork

The Indian Consulate noted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it was honored by the presence of the Chief Guest at the event, Swami Sarvapriyananda from Vedanta New York.

Sections of the audience gathered at the Indian Consulate April 6, 2024, for Utkal Diwas. PHOTO: X @IndiainNewYork

The Consulate also thanked Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, and India’s Minister of Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan for their messages.

Several colorful dance performances were a highlight of the event.



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