June 23, 2022
The honorable Chief Minister of Odisha is on a 10-day foreign tour to Rome and Dubai to strengthen social-economic ties among the foreign states with Odisha. He started his tour with a visit to Rome where he met Pope Francis.
During his meeting with Pope Francis, Naveen Patnaik presented with a Pattachitra painting on behalf of Odisha and her people. The Pattachitra painting gifted by Patnaik depicts the ‘Tree of Life’, said an official press release.
Pattachitra is a unique ancient traditional, cloth-based scroll painting from Odisha. This art form is known for its intricate detail, natural colors, and mythological themes. It shows the unique expertise of the skilled craftspersons of Odisha.
Patnaik met Pope at the Vatican. He expressed his pleasure in meeting and thanked him for his warm audience. He wished Pope good health and long life. Many priests and nuns from India, who were at the Vatican, were happy to see Patnaik. They wished him good health and luck.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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