PM Modi to inaugurate Aadi Mahotsav in Delhi to showcase tribal culture
15 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Modi has been at the forefront of taking steps for the welfare of the country's tribal population.
According to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been at the forefront of taking steps for the welfare of the country’s tribal population while also giving due respect to their contribution to the country’s growth and development.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate “Aadi Mahotsav,” the mega National Tribal Festival, on February 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi, in an effort to showcase tribal culture on the national stage, according to a press release.
The Aadi Mahotsav, which celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce, and traditional art, is an annual initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs’ Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED).
It will be held this year from the 16th to the 27th of February at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi. Over 200 stalls at the venue will showcase the rich and diverse heritage of tribes from across the country. The Mahotsav will feature around 1000 tribal artisans.
Since 2023 is the International Year of Millets, a special focus in the Mahotsav will be on showcasing Shree Anna grown by tribals, in addition to the usual attractions such as handicrafts, handloom, pottery, jewellery, and so on.