The historic Baliyatra Cuttack Utsav has been an inseparable part of the socio-cultural mileu of the millennium city of Cuttack. To commemorate the ancient maritime glory of the past, this vast trade fair of national repute is being organised every year in the shape of Baliyatra Cuttack Utsav on the river bank of Mahanadi at Cuttack.
The Baliyatra Cuttack Ustav-2013 is commencing from 17th of November 2013 & shall continue for a period of 7 days till 23rd of December 2013. The District Administration is all set to dedicate the historic fair like in earlier years on the day of Karthik Purnima to the public i.e. on 17th of November 2013. All out efforts have been made by the District Administration & District Council of Culture to give an international flavour by staging international artists to perform in the Ganakabi Baishnab Pani Mancha. The Council also brings out a colourful Souvenir enriched with historical & research oriented articles from erudite persons.
Shri Girish S.N., the Collector and District Magistrate had briefed the print and electronic media on 17th of November 2013 and disseminated the relevant information relating to Baliyatra Cuttack Utsav - 2013 to the press. This year more than 1300 stalls(both govt. and non-govt) will be erected to display their range of product and services for a period of seven days. A target of Rs 60lakhs has been fixed for collection towards license fees from the stall owners. Like previous year the much awaited Filigree hub is being set up for displaying the filigree legacy of Cuttack.
Art textile, brass/bell metal works, horn works and silver filigree are the crafts approved by the Directorate of Handicrafts and Cottage...