In an effort to showcase the tribal culture on the national stage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Thursday “Aadi Mahotsav”, the mega national tribal festival, tomorrow at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.
The PM has been at the forefront of taking steps for the welfare of the tribal population of the country while also respecting their contribution in the growth and development of the country.
The Aadi Mahotsav, which celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce and traditional art, is an annual initiative of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. This year, it is being organised from 16-27 February at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
The programme will showcase the rich and diverse heritage of tribes from across the country in over 200 stalls at the venue. Around 1000 tribal artisans will participate in the Mahotsav.
Since 2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets, along with usual attractions like handicrafts, handloom, pottery, jewellery etc., a special focus in the ‘Mahotsav’ will be on showcasing Shree Anna grown by tribals.