The state level tribal festival Parab -2018  was launched from the much talked about Kotia Panchayat on the boarders of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in Pottangi block of Koraput district in presence of thousands of people from across the district , ministers from the state capital and officials in the administration . It was also an unique launching pad in bringing communities together to express their belongingness to Odisha on the event of constant tussle of government of Odisha with neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh in presenting themselves to be closer to people in all their challenges and opportunities .It might be recalled that Kotia has remained in the forefront of discussions for the conflicting stand of ownership over the 21 villages in the Panchayat for the last many years between the two states .In an attempt to establish communal harmony the festival witnessed rallies from Jagannath temple , Church and the nearest golden mountain to the function place in the heart of Kotia .As was put collectively by all the political leaders it was the time to remove the tag of disputed set of villages while mentioning Kotia Panchayat and to move forward towards development of the region .This launching ceremony carried lot of significance as after lot many years Parab was celebrated from Panchayat to district level .Poster of Parab was also released by the dignitaries on the stage