Culture Department, Odisha

This is the official website of Culture Department of Odisha state government and contains information about the department’s objective and gives little insight into Culture, Heritage, Arts & Crafts and Fairs & Festivals of the state.

Odisha state government’s Culture Department has been set up for promotion and preservation of State’s rich ancient heritage and traditions. Under its aegis, various ancient temples, monuments and other site of historical significance have been restored and further developed. The department is also responsible for implementation of various schemes for the welfare of artisans, for grants to cultural and sports institutes etc., organizing cultural exhibitions and festivals. The website also contains detailed procedure regarding application for consideration into state level cultural awards, film festivals and for doing the intensive advanced course from Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. Users can also take the tour of the rich cultural history of the state, its dances and music, its huge architectural heritage, famous arts & craft of the state and its famous fairs & festivals.

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