Nine hundred teams and fifteen thousand players are participating in 'Sundargarh Rural Hockey Olympiad', which is believed to be the biggest ever hockey tournament ever organized. With the motto to boost the rural hockey, the tournament is being organized by both men and women by former Olympian and parliamentarian Dilip Tirkey.
The main purpose of organising such an event is to revive the Kosli drama theatre, which is facing a lot of challenges these days. Apart from this, the fest also gives a further boost to Kosli language.
Dhanu Yatra is the world's biggest open air theatre and is held annually in Bargarh in Orissa. This festival is based on Lord Krishna's visit to Mathura to witness the fair organised by Uncle Kansa as mentioned in the Bhagwat Puran.