PM Modi to inaugurate first National Tribal Carnival on Oct. 25

New Delhi [India], Oct. 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25, which intends to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals.

Making the announcement, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram said the carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale.

The minister said, "The underlying idea is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills and to expose it to the general public with a view to utilizing the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes." Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, cultural performances, demonstration of skills like sports, paintings, traditional healing practices etc.

will be part of the four day event. Workshop on issues like Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA)- its implementation, benefit to tribal community and its drawbacks, Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and its implications and reservation in politics and recruitment will also be part of the carnival.

Oram informed that the events during the carnival will be a mix of live musical and dance performances, exhibitions, display of craft, fashion show, panel discussion, book fair etc.

Source: ANI