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Uttarakhand to Showcase Five Ancient Tribes Through Janjati Mahotsav

New Delhi: With the support of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), the State Tribal Research cum Cultural Centre & Museum (TRI) is organising the Uttarakhand Janjati Mahotsav to showcase the glimpse of the tribal art and culture at Dehradun.

The three-day event from the 11th of November to 13th of November 2021 is being organised on the occasion of Bhagwan Birsa Munda Jayanti and Uttarakhand State Foundation, at the Dr. B R Ambedkar ONGC Stadium at Dehradun. The inauguration ceremony will be attended by the union minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami as the chief guests.

The event would have around 50 stalls earmarked for the exhibition of unique products by the tribal artisans. The Mahotsav would have special music and cultural performances by tribal artisans for all the three days. Around 150 tribal artisans and 300 tribal performers are expected to participate in this conclave.

Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Honourable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand stated that their state welcomes every citizen of the country to witness and be a part of the grand event and make it a success.

S SToliya, Director, Uttarakhand Tribal Welfare Department stated that this conclave will give everyone an opportunity to get introduced to the ancient tribal culture of Uttarakhand and see it from very close quarters.

Yogendra Rawat, Additional Director, Uttarakhand Tribal Welfare Department stated that this tribal conclave aims to acquaint everyone to the treasured culture of five tribal communities of Uttarakhand namely,Bhutia, Raji, Baksha, Tharu and Jounsariand charm the world with their unique knowledge of their environment.

This event is in lines with the honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Vocal for Local initiative.