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3:24 pm - Sunday April 22, 1849

Small India seen in Bhopal Haat : Public Relations Minister Dr Mishra

Bhopal : Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary affairs minister Dr Narottam Mishra today inaugurated the 13-day-long Aadi Mahotsava in Bhopal Haat. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang chaired the programme.

Arrangements have been made to display and sale of different products manufactured by tribal artists of across the country in this programme under TRIFED of ministry of tribal welfare of the government of India. Public Relations minister Dr Mishra said that it was seen a small India in Bhopal Haat. It is very different experience to see different cultures of states at a place.

Along with this, special Indian culture and language unity was also seen. Public Relations minister said that programmes like Aadi Mahotsav are helpful in economic advancement of artisans. Dr Mishra appreciated the Aadi Mahotsava and said that skillful artisans should be encouraged by purchasing their products. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang said that tribal artisans are doing important work of maintaining traditions along with getting self dependency through Aadi Mahotsava.

Managing director of TRIFED, New Delhi, Pravir Krishna detailed the activities of the organisation. Board of director Yashwant Singh Darbar and regional manager JS Shekhawat were present on the occasion. Tribal articles were displayed and sold through over 100 stalls in the Mahotsav. More than 100 tribal artists of 25 states are participating in it. Special attraction of the Mahotsav is tribal music-song and dance to be held at 6.30 pm every day.

Exhibition-cum-Sale of tribal articles and cloths from Jammu Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Gujarat to Nagaland and Sikkim is available in the festival. Payment through credit cards and debit cards is availed all stalls to promote digital and e-commerce in tribals in the festival. SBI has imparted special training to tribal artisans for this task.

Tribal population is over eight percent in India’s population. Over ten crore tribals are in India. Tribal people have their unique, original culture and art value. They reflect their unique natural simplicity. One can not be remained without influencing with them. Handicraft of Indian tribal people is world famous.

They include mainly cotton, woolen and silk cloth, and attractive articles of wooden, metal and terracotta. In order to associating tribal art with modern society in changing scenario, aware modern society of tribal art and culture, Aadi Mahotsava is being organised on the theme of tribal culture, food and trades.

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