DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate first four day National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi today. The carnival is being held to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribal communities of India and will showcase and promote tribal culture, tradition, customs to the general public. About 1600 tribal artists and around 8000 tribal delegates from across the country are expected to take part in the carnival.
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.
Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, 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 national tribal 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.
Beside, 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.
Musafir Namah Bureau