|National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav is being celebrated at Leh Ladakh|
National Tribal Festival Aadi Mahotsav is being celebrated at Leh Ladakh
The Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival, is celebrated at Polo Ground in Leh-Ladakh. Aadi Mahotsav (National Tribal Festival), a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).
The 9 day event from 17th August till 25th August, 2019 will be inaugurated by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, in the presence of Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs.
The theme of the festival is : “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”.
Around 160 Tribal artisans from more than 20 states across the country are participating to showcase their masterpieces in the festival.
The event will have two reputed local cultural troupes presenting Ladakhi folk dances, like Flower Dance, Abex Dance/song, Ghazal Dance, Aleyyatoo will regale the visitors.
As the name of this event Aadi Mahotsav suggests, it is the ‘adi’ factor that is important about them. The Adivasi way of life is guided by primal truths, eternal values and a natural simplicity. The greatness of the tribes lies in this that they have managed to retain the primal skills, the natural simplicity.
Their creations issue from the depths of time. This quality gives their arts and crafts a timeless appeal. The crudest tribal handicraft instantly touches a primal instinct in all of us. This is particularly true of tribal music and dance.
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