Tribal costumes, jewelry, crafts and designs will be showcased during the National Tribal Dance Festival

Tribal costumes, jewelry, crafts and designs will be showcased during the National Tribal Dance Festival

Raipur: During the National Tribal Dance Festival starting from October 28 at Science College Ground in Raipur, people will get an opportunity to get detailed information about the costumes, jewellery, crafts, designs and food of the tribal traditions. Along with Tribal Dance Area and Speaker Lounge, Live Showcase Area, Tribal Inspired Exhibit, Shilp-Village and Food-Area will also be created in the festival.

 Various tribal dances will be performed by national and international tribes from October 28 to 30 in the Tribal Dance Area. The Speaker Lounge will provide an opportunity to the tribal communities to share their experiences in various fields including arts, music, film, health, tourism, and food. Through this platform they will also be able to share their thoughts about the developments in their community and future plans.

The works of tribals will be showcased in the live showcase area. People will be able to get detailed information about tribal arts and crafts by interacting with the tribal artists. The Tribal Inspired Exhibit will showcase costumes, jewellery, designs, etc. inspired by tribal culture. Handicrafts will be displayed and sold in Shilp-gram. In the food area, people will get familiar with the traditions of local and tribal food and drink of Chhattisgarh.

 Initiatives are also being taken by the government through the National Tribal Dance Festival to enhance mutual cooperation between tribal communities and organizations and to explore the possibilities of development.  Efforts will also be made to promote rural development, environment and tourism through this festival. Grand preparations are being made for organizing the National Tribal Dance Festival in all the districts of Chhattisgarh including Nava-Raipur.

Continuous practice is being done by the artists from all the districts of the state to participate in this festival. Programmes are also being organized in the districts for the selection of these artists. Tribal artists from 25 states and 6 countries participated in the National Tribal Dance Festival held in Chhattisgarh in the year 2019. So far, in-principle approvals have been received from 8 countries for participation in this year's festival. These include Uganda, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Swaziland, Male, Sri Lanka, Palestine and Syria. After the gap due to the circumstances arising during Covid-19 pandemic, now preparations are being made on a large scale to organize the event again in the year 2021 with full grandeur.