Chelmsford: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan recently visited MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts for an Energy conference and then gave a talk at Harvard last week. During his trip, the Odia community hosted a celebration to welcome him. Members of other Indian communities also participated in the event.
Pradhan launched a book on Indian temples in presence of Riva Ganguly, Consul General and Manoj Mahapatra, deputy consulate general, also an Odia.
The young non resident Odia girls showcased Odissi and presented various cultural programmes on the occasion.
Pradhan interacted with the Odia community members in USA and also joined them for dinner.