Ancient Odisha was a confluence of cultures of different races. In this holy land, assimilation of the
cultures of the Austrics, the Drvidians and the Aryans took place. Geographically, Odisha provides a culture
corridor that connects the North with the South.
The sea-faring activities and maritime glory made it the most attractive destination of the eastern coast of
India. Successive tides from all sides surged up, rolled in and broke over this land culminating in cultural
This passage over ages transcended the traditional vision of culture.
Professor Ganeshi Lal
Hon’ble Governor of Odisha
Prof Prasan Kumar Swain
Smt. Anamika Adhikari,
Sri Rajesh Mahanta, OFS-I