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PM Modi inaugurates national tribal festival Aadi Mahotsav

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the national tribal festival – Aadi Mahotsav at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister also paid floral tributes to tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda.

After the inauguration, Prime Minister Modi visited the various stalls put up by various states and UTs

and interacted with tribal artisans and had a look at their hand looms, handicrafts and tribal products.

The aim of the national tribal festival will be to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of tribes from across the country in over 200 stalls at the venue.

Around 1000 tribal artisans are participating in the Mahotsav.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Aadi Mahotsav, which celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce and traditional art, is an annual initiative of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

This year, it is being organised from February 16- 27 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.

“Since 2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets, along with usual attractions like handicrafts, handloom, pottery, jewellery etc, a special focus in the Mahotsav will be on showcasing Shree Anna grown by tribals,” the statement said.

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