Stage set for Aadi Mahotsav, Vice President to inaugurate on Monday

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate “Aadi Mahotsav”, the popular National Tribal Festival being organized by TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, at Delhi Haat here on Monday.

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda will preside over the inaugural function.

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh and Chairman, TRIFED Ramesh Chand Meena, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs R. Subrahmanyam will be the guests for the inaugural function.

The festival will continue till February 15.

The Aadi Mahotsav – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce – is a successful annual initiative that was commenced in 2017, Ministry officials stated.

The festival was an attempt to familiarise the people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of the tribal communities across the country, in one place, they added.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances caused due to the pandemic, TRIFED did not hold any Aadi Mahotsav in 2020. However, the tradition has now been resumed, they mentioned.

The National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat will comprise display and sale of tribal art and craft, medicine & healers, cuisine and folk performances in which around 1000 tribal artisans, artists and chefs from more than 20 States of the country shall participate and provide a glimpse of their rich traditional culture.