Thursday July 19, 2018
Home Uncategorized Prime Ministe...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate First National Tribal Carnival

About 1,600 tribal artists and around 8,000 tribal delegates from across the country are expected to take part in the carnival

0
//
173
Tribal dance. Flickr
Republish
Reprint

New Delhi, October 25, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi on Tuesday, seeking to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals.

“Main purpose of this four-day carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. The carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale,” an official release said.

About 1,600 tribal artists and around 8,000 tribal delegates from across the country are expected to take part in the carnival.

NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India.

Besides, eminent tribal personalities who have excelled in various fields like sports, arts and culture, literature, academics, and medicine 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,” it said.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Environment and Forest Minister Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Agriculture Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai will also grace the occasion, the release said.

Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues.

Officials said the underlying idea is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills, and to expose it to the general public with a view to utilise the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes.

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.

Look for latest news from India in NewsGram.

There will be workshops on issues like implementation of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA), its benefit to tribal community and its drawbacks, implication and reservation of Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, in politics and recruitment will also be part of the carnival.

The carnival promises to be a mix of arts, music, traditional food and one of its kind of non-stop venue for lively entertainment of India’s traditional tribal way of life full of experience and knowledge, the release said. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 NewsGram

Next Story

‘Tribes of India’ : An Online Database to Document the Lives of Indian Tribes

The database would contain rare and exclusive videos and photographs, above thousands, which have been collected from various Tribal Research Institutes around the country

0
Indian Tribes, Tribal culture
Tribal culture. Wikimedia
  • The ‘Tribes of India’ will showcase the lifestyle, culinary culture, conditions of living of the tribes
  • It is going to be amazing to form a database collecting all the information regarding the characteristics of the tribes, as those will be accessible in the distance of a click
  • Experts from the ministry has also stated that the database would be frequently updated with new research inputs from sources and scientists

New Delhi, August 10, 2017: The very first attempt at producing a documentation of the lives of the tribal in India, is ongoing. The ‘Tribes of India’ will showcase the lifestyle, culinary culture, conditions of living, and historical and chronological facts regarding the evolution of their traditions and culture. The ‘repertoire’ is focusing on answering questions such as- the difference between the Gond tribe of Uttar Pradesh and the Gonds of Jharkhand, whether the tribes in Jharkhand possess a secret cure for anemia, and the status of living of the Santhals in the remote forest-zones.

ALSO READ: Lalung Tribe of Northeast India: What Makes them Stand Apart!

A database on the tribes of India is to be created by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The project aims to bring into light the art and culture, history of evolution and anthropological facts, lifestyle and eating practices, the rate of mortality, education system, architecture and the contribution of the tribals in India’s struggle for freedom, Economic Times has reported.

It has been planned that the database would contain rare and exclusive videos and photographs, above thousands, which have been collected from various Tribal Research Institutes around the country. It is true that the research institute has always showcased such collections, but this is the first time it is going to be saved in an exclusive database.

It is going to be amazing to form a database collecting all the information regarding the characteristics of the tribes, as those will be accessible in the distance of a click, from now on. Techniques to introduce a feature that would enable a viewer to take a virtual tour of the architecture of a tribal hut is also going to be implemented, a senior ministry official said to Economic Times.

According to the report, about 10 crore scheduled-tribe people form an 8.6% of the entire population of the country. But it has been observed that there has been no sincere attempt to showcase and explore the unique lifestyle of the tribes. The official further stated that the database would pose as an excellent guide for the research-scholars because it will contain the necessary statistics. Experts from the ministry have also stated that the database would be frequently updated with new research inputs from sources and scientists.

The database is to follow the effort of the government to explore and showcase the lifestyle of the Indian tribes and dedicate some museums as well to the tribes. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi addressed the nation and asked all to explore and research on the contributions made by the Scheduled Tribes in India’s freedom struggle, Economic Times has reported.

The database will also include links to the museums of various states post their construction.

-prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC