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India – The Host Country :

India is endowed with towering mountain ranges, rolling hills, lofty plateaus and extensive plains, which have played their role in shaping its cultural, economic and political history. The most outstanding characteristics of India, and probably one of its greatest charms, is undeniably, its diversity. India is a country with a sense of individuality and rich heritage ; its civilization is unique in vitality and antiquity. It offers the visitor something special everywhere, and in everything. It is a land of treasures, temples, palaces, forts and magnificent scenery. Those seeking footprints of history will find that India has been a vast arena, where races and cultures have battled and blended, creating sublime achievements in art, religion and philosophy.

Odisha – The Host State :

Odisha is surrounded by West Bengal on the north-east, Jharkhand on the north, Chhatisgarh on the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south-west while the Bay of Bengal washes its shores on the south-east. It is located between the parallels of 1749’E and 22o34’N Latitudes and the meridians of 81o 27’E and 87o 29’E longitudes.The state is famous for the Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri, the Sun Temple at Konark & several Buddhist site at different places such as Dhauli Santi Stup, Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri & Udayagiri etc. Hirakud dam, the longest dam of India is situated 350 Km. from the state capital. Owing to its peculiar geographical location and wide range of physical features, Odisha embraces a diversified floristic composition. The extensive ranges of hilly forests, several lofty peaks, long stretch of coastline, excellent riverine system, brackish waters and coastal plains altogether have endowed the state with a wide range of ecological habitats for a diverse and broad spectrums of vegetation.

Bhubaneswar – The Host City :

Odisha has been first emerging as the gateway to the east of India.Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha and is also called the temple city of India. Bhubaneswar is well connected with airways, railways, roadways Seaways. Several supper fast train connect Bhubaneswar with important cities of India like Kolkata, New Delhi, Chenai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Cochin & Gwohati etc. The popular tourist spots in the state are well connected with the capital city of Bhubaneswar either by railway and highways.