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Chhattisgarh government showcased rich culture and traditional cuisine of tribal communities of the state during two-day Adivasi Mahotsav - 2017 being held for the first time in the state.
The tribal festival was organised by the Department of Tribal Welfare, Chhattisgarh, on December 10 and 11 at Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur in memory of freedom fighter Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh.
Veeer Narayan Singh martyred on December 10 while his birth anniversary falls on December 15.
The main attraction of the festival were programme on Tribal Culture (dance and music), Tribal Olympiad, colourful cultural presentation by artists of eight North-East states such as Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim, Tribal Food and Festival, Literature festival, Tribal Hackathon and Craft Exhibition.
Under Tribal Olympiad, tribal from different district displayed their skills in different tribal sports while stalls having traditional tribal cuisine will be put at the venue for the visitors who can enjoy the food prepared by the tribal.
Under the Literature Festival, literature written on scheduled tribal community were put on display to get the visitors acquainted with the rich history of tribal.
Art and craft made by the tribal of different districts will be exhibited during the festival.
Artists from Arunachal Pradesh performed Paku Etu art, Assam artists will present Mising Bihu, Manipuri artists will present Rongmei Folk Dance, Meghalaya artists performed Wangala, Mizoram artists will present Cheraw, Nagaland artist performed on Hornbill Dance, Sikkim artists presented Chyabrung art and artists from Tripura will present Hozagiri art.
The two-day festival also raised various issues related to the tribal, discussion will be held on researches done on them and remedies suggested by the researchers.