Watch: Christmas Fervor Grips ‘Patha Utsav’ As Huge Crowd Gathers In Janpath

**Bhubaneswar:** The weekly Patha Utsav took on the theme of Christmas today as the festive mood has already started to settle in the minds of people. Among other regular attractions, BSF Band, young Ollywood cine artists, decorations on stage, Santa and Christmas trees were special features today on the streets of Janpath.

It can be mentioned here that seeing the huge response to three editions of Patha Utsav during 16-day-long .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival), the decision was taken to revive the weekly street fest of Bhubaneswar, on every Sunday morning.

The famous playback singer Md Aziz, who had recorded many Odia hits during his illustrious career, was given a musical tribute by the singers of Amakalakar Parivar today during the Patha Utsav. Young and happening Ollywood artists Swaraj, Sanmeera, Aseema and Arpita also joined the weekend celebration and street festival of the Temple City, which was started as Raahgiri on January 17, 2016.

‘Patha Utsav’ aims to promote non-motorised transport and healthy lifestyle, sports, cycling, skating, yoga, Zumba dancing and sheer pleasure of walking along the Janpath, which is one of the busiest roads in the city.

The weekend street fest is organised by BDA in collaboration with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Odisha Tourism, Commissionerate Police and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited.
Space popularising Mo Cycle, health-care tips by AYUSH wing of Health and Family Welfare Department and many other organisations also took part in popularising concept of better health, life and creativity as paintings, creating beautiful objects from waste materials at Patha Utsav today.

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