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VP Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates National Tribal Festival – Aadi Mahotsav 2021 at New Delhi

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Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli HaatOn February 1, 2021, Vice President (VP) of India, Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ 2021 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The festival will be held from February 1-15, 2021 will showcase Tribal art, crafts, medicine, cuisine & folk performances from Tribal Artists and chefs from more than 20 states of India.

  • The festival is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).
  • Arjun Munda, Minister for Tribal Affairs, Renuka Singh, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs; Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairman of TRIFED were present during the event.

Background:

i.Aadi Mahotsav has been organized annually since 2017.

  • The main objective behind the festival is to familiarise people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of tribal communities.
  • The Theme of the Tribal Festival is  ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce’.
  • The 2020 edition of the Festival was cancelled due to Pandemic.

ii.The Aadi Mahotsav 2021 showcases the Maheshwari sarees of Madhya Pradesh, Warm Woollen from Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh, the Immunity boosting herbs and spices procured by Tamil Nadu & Special honey and organic honey produced by North-East India.

Recent Related News:

i.On December 31, 2020,  TRIFED signed an MoU with Deen Dayal Antyodaya-National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM)  for undertaking economic support programmes to boost the livelihoods of Tribal populations of the country & Women SHGs.

About TRIFED:

It is the nodal agency working towards Tribal Empowerment
Managing Director – Pravir Krishna
Headquarters – New Delhi