Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Aadi Mahotsav’, the mega national tribal festival here on February 16, a statement said on Wednesday.
The Aadi Mahotsav, which celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce and traditional art, is an annual initiative of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED) under the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, it said.
This year, it is being organised from February 16 to 27 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here, it added.
The programme will showcase the rich and diverse heritage of tribes from across the country in over 200 stalls at the venue. Around 1,000 tribal artisans will participate in the Mahotsav, the release said.
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, it said.