The first National Tribal Carnival was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. The carnival seeks to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals.
- Main purpose of the carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals.
- About 1,600 tribal artists and around 8,000 tribal delegates from across the country took part in the carnival.
- Besides, eminent tribal personalities who have excelled in various fields like sports, arts and culture, literature, academics and medicine were also invited.
- The underlying idea is 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 utilise 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 event.
- There were workshops on issues like implementation of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA), its benefit to tribal community and its drawbacks, implication and reservation of Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, in politics and recruitment.