Aadi Mahotsav – National Tribal Festival successfully concluded today with sales of more than Rs 3.0 crores . “Aadi Mahotsav”, was organised from 16 to 27 February, 2023 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.
The closing ceremony today evening was graced by Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Bhupender Yadav, Cabinet Minister for Labour & Employment; and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Smt. M C Mary Kom, Brand Ambassador, TRIFED-Tribes India where the participants were recognized for displaying exceptional talent, showcasing the traditional art which the nation is proud of.
On the occasion Arjun Munda said that the tribals have been conserving and preserving natural resources since time immemorial. They are the protectors of environment which is the need of the hour in view of global warming and climate change, the Minister explained. In such a situation, the tribals have crucial role to pay with their nature and environment friendly way of life, he added.
Arjun Munda said that it is a matter of great pride for tribals that the Prime Minister inaugurated the Aadi Mahotsav, interacted with them and showed keen interest in their products. The Aadi Mahotsav is special since it sells products derived from Jungle and Jameen , which are natural and organic.
Arjun Munda also said that the high volume of sales in Aadi Mahotsav shows people’s preference for items produced naturally by tribals and having good quality.
On the occasion Bhupender Yadav said that as PM Shri Narendra Modi ji stated, the event was a reminder that the lifestyle adopted by India’s tribal people is a lesson to the world in sustainable lifestyle.
He also added that the tribal way of life contributes to sustainability because it is the way of life which is conducive to environment, humanity and the whole planet. It is the endeavour of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to work closely with Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED in the area of Forest rights and livelihoods for tribals.