Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi today, which is to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals and showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sudarshan Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai will also grace the occasion.
The underlying idea of the event is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills and to expose it to the general public with a view to utilizing the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes. Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art, artefacts, cultural performances, demonstration of skills like sports, paintings, traditional healing practices etc. will be part of the four day event.
Workshop on issues like Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA)- its implementation, benefit to tribal community and its drawbacks, Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and its implications and reservation in politics and recruitment will also be part of the carnival. The events during the carnival will be a mix of live musical and dance performances, exhibitions, display of craft, fashion show, panel discussion, book fair etc. The carnival promises to be a mix of art, music, traditional food and one of its kind of non-stop venue for lively entertainment of India’s traditional tribal way of life full of experience and knowledge.
Workshops and exhibitions have been organized in Hall No. 7 in Pragati Maidain from October 26 to 28, 2016. Cultural show will be held daily during this period in Hansdhwani Amphitheatre. About 1600 tribal artists and around 8000 tribal delegates from across the country are expected to take part in the carnival. Besides, eminent tribal personalities who have excelled in various field i.e sports, art and culture, literature, academic, medicine etc. have also been invited. Special trains have been booked to bring tribal artists and delegates from various parts of the country to attend the carnival.