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New Delhi : To commemorate the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in the memory of the great tribal freedom fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, is organising  “Aadi Mahotsav” 2021.

Aadi Mahotsav is a National Tribal Festival being held at Dilli Haat, New Delhi, from November 16 to 30, 2021. The festival will be inaugurated by Sukhram Munda, the grandson of  Birsa Munda, and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, at 6.30 pm on November 16, 2021. Renuka Singh, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs,  Bisweshwar Tudu, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, and  Ramsinh Rathwa, Chairman, TRIFED, will be the guests of honour at the inaugural function.

The Aadi Mahotsav – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce – is a successful annual initiative that  commenced in 2017. The festival is an attempt to familiarise the people with the rich and diverse craft and culture of the tribal communities across the country at one place, according to a PIB release.

The National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat held in February 2021, comprised display and sale of tribal art and craft, medicine and healers, cuisine, and folk performances, in which around 1,000 tribal artisans, artists, and chefs from more than 20 States of the country  participated providing a glimpse of their rich traditional culture.

The November edition will also showcase the rich and diverse heritage of our tribes across the country as seen in their art, handicrafts, natural produce, and delectable cuisine. With over 200 stalls, it is expected that once again 1,000 tribal artisans and artists will be participating in the 15-day festival. Characterised by natural simplicity, the creations by tribal people have a timeless appeal. The wide range of handicrafts will include hand-woven cotton, silk fabrics, wool, metal craft, terracotta,and  bead-work.