KOLKATA: India is all set to host its first tribal carnival, a celebration of the rights, achievements and legacy of the tribal population of the country.
The grand carnival will take place from 25th to 28th October in Delhi this year, reports India Today.
The event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th October at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at 4pm.
Around 2,000 tribals will be trained to specially perform to highlight the culture and traditions of the their region in presence of Prime Minister. With just a few days to go, preparations are in full swing to converge tribal representatives from across the length and breadth of the country.
Union Tribal Minister, Jual Oram confirmed that the four day event will be the first of its kind extravaganza with more than 40000 tribals from across the country. India has more than 10 Crore tribals population spread from Arunachal to Ahmedabad and Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
Jual Oram explains, “This is an effort of the Central Government to weave various tribes in the country into one beautiful thread. There will not only be cultural exchanges but also brain storming sessions to identify the drawbacks they face at the grass root level. Prime Minister’s presence in an event such as this will set a new precedent and ensure that confidence is instilled among the tribal population that government is serious about taking steps to facilitate their development.”