Odisha to showcase ‘Dola Melana’ in Republic Day at New Delhi

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Odisha government has decided to showcase Dola Yatra or Dola Melana in the Odisha tableau at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

The proposal of the Odisha government to showcase the art and culture through ‘Dola Melana’ has been accepted by a 16-member committee constituted by Defence ministry.

While the design has been finalized, the work for the tableau would begin in the first week of January, said an official of Information and Public Relation Department.

Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival of Odisha. It is the full-moon day in the month of Falguna (March). Through the festival the spring is welcomed and enjoyed with mirth and merriment. This festival has been referred to in the puranical texts as Basantotsaba or the spring-festival.

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