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First National Tribal Carnival 2016
Nov 03, 2016

The first National Tribal Carnival-2016 was organized recently in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Carnival. About 1600 tribal artists and around 8000 tribal delegates from States/UTs such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Telangana, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu participated in the carnival. 

  • The four day long carnival was organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals. 
  • The carnival showcased and promoted various facets of tribal culture on a large scale.
  • The underlying idea was 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. were 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 were also part of the carnival. 
  • This carnival provided the stage for deliberations on important subjects affecting tribal development. 
  • It also gave an exposure of marketability of tribal products like textiles, paintings, artefacts so that it had a catalytic effect on income-generating activities and tribal livelihood. 
  • The events during the carnival were a mix of live musical and dance performances, exhibitions, display of craft, fashion show, panel discussion, book fair etc. 
  • Workshops and exhibitions were organized in Hall No. 7 in Pragati Maidan. 
  • Cultural show was held daily during this period in Hamsdhwani Amphitheatre. 
  • This is the first time that tribal groups from across the country were in Delhi at the time of the festive season. 
  • The tribal carnival showcased the capabilities of the tribal communities, in the national capital. 

The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry is committed for the all round development of tribals in the country. The Ministry is concentrating on the education of tribals through Eklavya School and scholarships for the tribal youth. 

Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna
is another important scheme of the Ministry which has proved beneficial for the tribals.

The life of the tribal communities was marked by intense struggle. The tribal communities had imbibed the ideals of community living, and of living cheerfully despite troubles. The Government was committed to using modern technology such as underground mining and coal gasification, which would minimize disturbance to tribal settlements. The Rurban Mission is  focused on development of rural growth centres. 

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