: Koraput, Orissa
Exhibition, Crafts Mela & Adventure Sports
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To emphasize the cultural tradition of Orissa, Parab is organized every year in
Koraput by the District Administration of Koraput in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Culture Government of
Not only the tribal dances for which the region is renowned but also the folk dances and
Odissi, the only classical dance form of Orissa are presented during this festival. The other highlights include Exhibition, Crafts Mela, and Adventure Sports like river rafting mountaineering, etc. Various cultural
programmes like Craft Mela, Boat Race, Artist Camp-cum-Art Exhibition, Seminar,
Natyotsav, Book-Fair and Kabi Sammelan etc are also organized. In fact
PARAB is not a simple festival but a project participated by different walks of people.
Competitions and programmes in traditional events of music, tribal dances, folk dances, songs, etc helped in the preservation of tribal cultural heritage of this region. It is a project to promote and protect rich traditional art, crafts and culture of this vast region. The great sensation and competitive spirit developed in the rural areas through
PARAB helped in conducting cultural activities in their environment and also preserving their art and crafts milieu so as to ensure the continuity to the traditions of tribal art and crafts.