The 5-days long Gajapati Utsav cum state-level Palishree Mela was held from the 19th to 23rd of December 2023 in Gajapati Stadium of Paralakhemudi District, Odisha to commemorate the historic and cultural tradition of Gajapati district. The festival was inaugurated by Jagannath Sarka, Honorable Minister for Minorities and Minority Affairs who had joined as the chief guest in the festival.
More than 150 stalls were set up at the stadium. Banki Aromatic Products Cluster with the support of KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, also participated in the event and showcased different value-added products, such as lemongrass essential oil manufactured in the cluster. The cluster is presently manufacturing aromatic agarbatis, phenyl, and floor cleaner, in addition to essential oil. the cluster sold approximately INR 10,000-12,000 during the event through this participation.