PM Modi to inaugurate national Aadi Mahotsav on Feb 16 in New Delhi

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Aadi Mahotsav Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate  the national Aadi Mahotsav on 16th February, 2023 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi. 

An overview of the news

  • This 15-day festival is being organised at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

  • This was announced at a media briefing by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda in New Delhi. 

  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is making all out efforts to ensure full participation of tribal communities in realising the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • The Minister said that TRIFED is working with top designers to ensure quality and contemporary design in tribal products as well as to retain their originality.

Theme of Aadi Mahotsav 2023

  • The Theme of the event “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture, Cuisine and Commerce”. 

  • The theme represents the basic ethos of tribal life. 

Festival Highlights

  • The festival will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, handlooms, paintings, jewellery, cane and bamboo, pottery, food and natural products, tribal cuisine and more to showcase it through 200 stalls.

  • One thousand tribal artisans and artists from 28 states and union territories will participate in the festival.

About Aadi Mahotsav

  • It is a national tribal festival and a joint initiative of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

  • It was started in the year 2017.

  • The main objective of this festival is to acquaint people with the rich and diverse crafts and culture of tribal communities at one place.

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)

  • It came into existence in 1987. 

  • TRIFED is a national-level organisation functioning under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

  • Its Head Office is located in New Delhi and has a network of 13 Regional Offices.

  • It aims at socio-economic development of tribal people in the country through marketing development of tribal products.

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