Bhubaneswar, Dec 11: The curtains were down on the storytelling event at the Odisha capital during the BhuFeSto were talent of the storytellers of Odisha came to the fore.
If not above, the 16 story tellers who participated during the five-day event could well be described to be on par with the best in the world such as Paula Martin from Argentina, Dr Wajuppa Tossa from Thailand and Sabrina Anastasia from France.
Children from 15 schools in the city and their parents turned up in hundreds during the festival to listen to nationally and internationally renowned storytellers.
The five-day festival hosted around 16 storytellers and their troupes from all over the world.
The highlight of the festival was special sessions in sign language for the hearing impaired by Nita Gopalakrishnan, the only such specialist in the country.
There were also storytelling sessions for children with visual disabilities by Deepa Kiran.
Himangshu Bajpai hosted a story telling session for children called “Rasiley Aam Ki Ras Bhari Kahani”.