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Light and sound show inaugurated at Konark Sun Temple

Bhubaneswar, September 9, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched the much-awaited light and sound show at the historic Sun Temple in Konark, a Unesco world heritage site.

After missing several deadlines, the project was finally inaugurated bringing happiness among visitors. Around Rs 5.5-crore was spent for the project. The audience will be provided with wireless headphones to witness the show, the first of its kind facility in the country.

A 40-minute show in Odia, Hindi, and English has been prepared by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which executed the Konark project funded by the State Government. There will be language options in the headphones and a tourist can choose the most convenient one. Around 250 tourists will be able to watch the show together.

“The light and show will be a very big value addition for the already famous world heritage site,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty and Tourism Director Nitin Bhanudash Jawale among many others were present. 

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