Published On: Wed, Feb 11th, 2015

Ministry of Tribal Affairs hosts VANAJ-National Tribal Festival-2015 from 13th to 18th Feb, 2015

jualbhaiNew Delhi: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is proud to organise the first National Tribal Festival “VANAJ” featuring participants from the length and breadth of the country. As a part of the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for uplifting the quality of Tribal lives, the national capital is getting an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the rich tribal culture and heritage, right in the heart of Delhi.

Approximately 900 participants from Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujrat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Keral, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamilnadu and West Bengal would be participating. While this would help advertise our diversity, it also helps in national integration. The festival is also intended to conserve and promote the distinctive cultures by providing them a national platform amongst other things. This Festival will be held in New Delhi from 13-18 February, 2015 and showcase the rich diversity in Tribal Art & Culture, various Music & Dance form and as a special attraction-Tribal Cuisine. There will also be exhibition and sale of tribal products, medicines, paintings, art and handicraft etc during the period of the festival. Documentary films of Tribal life will be screened and Seminar will be held on various related subjects. The festival will be held simultaneously at three venues i.e. Cental Park, Connaught Place, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts and Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi.
The inaugural function is at 5.00 p.m. on 13.02.2015 at Central Park, Connaught Place.

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