A dancer from the Odissi dance troupe underthe direction of Prativa Panda. The troupe performed
traditional Indian dances for the delegation.
(Photos by Ina Dash)
Delegation members Albert Shen, president and CEO of Shen
Consulting and a Seattle Community College trustee, along
with Dr. Mary O'Keeffe, vice president for instruction at
North Seattle Community College.
|Lt. Governor Owen speaks at the welcome reception.|
Mr. Satyabrata Sahu, Orissa's former Secretary of Transportation
and present secretary of Animal Husbandry, receives a gift
of Camano Island Coffee, a Washington state product,
from Lt. Governor Owen
Orissa legislator and film maker Mr. Prashanta Nanda also
receives a gift of Camano Island coffee from Lt. Gov. Owen, who
urges him to make his next film in the state - and have
a good fresh cup of coffee while he's at it!
Professor Mohini Mohan Pattnaik and his group of flutists
perform at the welcoming reception of the Crown Hotel. The
reception was hosted by film maker Prashanata Nanda
and WASITRAC India represenatative, Akshya Parija