Chennai, September 15 (Odisha.in) A three days Oriya cultural and film festival was Saturday begun here with the participations of hundreds of Oriya speaking people living here.
The number of Oriya speaking people in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would be one and half lakh and large number of them came to watch the award winning Oriya films at festival venue at Image Auditorium.
There was no entry fee. The guests in the inaugural function were Orissa’s minister Information and Public relations , sports and youth affairs Debasis Nayak, secretary of Tamil Nadu L.K. Tripathy , eminent Tamil cine artist Suhashini Maniratnam and director Padmashree Dr. Bharathi Raja.
It is for the fifth time the festival is being held in this city.