Salepur Calling

On a Sunday morning of 13th December , 27 Heritage Enthusiasts met at the Odisha State Maritime Museum , Jobra. With a very interesting itinerary spread from visiting the famous Bikalananda Kar’s Rasagola factory in Salepur followed by visit to some of the ancient heritage sites and Utkala Gauraba Sri Madhusudan Das’s Birthplace.

Picture by Shri Kishore Bit

The first stop at the quintessential Bikalananda Kar’s Shop at Salepur , and meeting the newest 3rd generation entrepreneurs . CHW members met with Two Young and Bright Odia Entrepreneurs Miss Sibani Kar and Miss Sai Priya Kar, initially before starting the Heritage Trail . They are now managing the the “Bikalananda Kar’s Rasagola ” Business . Both of them conducted the factory tours and were explained in details of the current processing set up.

All the members hosted by Two Sisters for a sumptuous breakfast and treat of Rasagolas . “Salepur Rasagola” Officially became the part of our food heritage trail.

Miss Sibani Kar and Miss Sai Priya Kar – Bikalananda Kar’s Rasagola
Miss Sibani Kar , explaining the various complex process of making packaged products
Attention to detail and maintaining extreme hygiene conditions in making the famous Salepur Rasagola
Miss Sibani providing a complete overview of Bikalananda Kar’s factory
Membership badge for Miss Sai Priya Kar
CHW members enjoying the breakfast
Samosa and Kachori Counter at the Shop