C’garh to host first Adivasi Mohotsav in December

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Nov 2017 10:50:33


By Partha Sarathi Behera,


Country’s first ever Tribal Hackathon will provide young entrepreneurs and engineering students a platform to review the challenges in implementing welfare schemes for tribals

Come December, Chhattisgarh government will showcase rich culture and traditional cuisine of tribal communities of the state during two-day Adivasi Mahotsav – 2017 being held for the first time in the state. The tribal festival will be organised by the Department of Tribal Welfare, Chhattisgarh, on December 10 and 11 at Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur in memory of freedom fighter Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh. It is worth mentioning, Veeer Narayan Singh martyred on December 10 while his birth anniversary falls on December 15.

The main attraction of the festival are programme on Tribal Culture (dance and music), Tribal Olympiad, colourful cultural presentation by artists of eight North-East states such as Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim, Tribal Food and Festival, Literature festival, Tribal Hackathon and Craft Exhibition.

Under Tribal Olympiad, tribal from different district will display their skills in different tribal sports while stalls having traditional tribal cuisine will be put at the venue for the visitors who can enjoy the food prepared by the tribal.
Under the Literature Festival, literature written on scheduled tribal community will be put on display to get the visitors acquainted with the rich history of tribal.
Art and craft made by the tribal of different districts will be exhibited during the festival.

The products put on display will also be available for visitors to buy. Country’s first ever Tribal Hackathon is being hosted by Chhattisgarh as part of the Tribal Festival. This will provide young entrepreneurs and technical/engineering students a platform to review the challenges in implementing tribal-oriented welfare schemes and subsequently they will come up with ideas for making the scheme more effective.

Artists from Arunachal Pradesh will perform Paku Etu art, Assam artists will present Mising Bihu, Manipuri artists will present Rongmei Folk Dance, Meghalaya artists will perform Wangala, Mizoram artists will present Cheraw, Nagaland artist will perform on Hornbill Dance, Sikkim artists will present Chyabrung art and artists from Tripura will present Hozagiri art.

The two-day festival will also raise various issues related to the tribal, discussion will be held on researches done on them and remedies suggested by the researchers.