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Tribal Afairs Ministry Hosts Vanaj- National Tribal Festival- 2015 from 13th to 18th February, 2015

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram today announced that his ministry will be organizing the first National Tribal Festival VANAJ featuring participants from the length and breadth of the country. Addressing Media person here in New Delhi the minister said as a part of the vision of the Prime Minister for uplifting the quality of Tribal lives, the national capital is getting an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the rich tribal culture and heritage, right in the heart of Delhi.

Approximately 900 participants from Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal would be participating. While this would help advertise our diversity, it also helps in national integration. The festival is also intended to conserve and promote the distinctive cultures by providing them a national platform amongst other things. This Festival will be held in New Delhi from 13-18 February, 2015 and showcase the rich diversity in Tribal Art & Culture, various Music & Dance forms, and as a special attraction- Tribal cuisine. There will also be exhibition and sale of tribal products, medicines, paintings, art and handicrafts etc during the period of the festival. Documentary films on Tribal life will be held simultaneously at three venues i.e. Central park, Connaught Place, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts and Baba Kharak singh Marg, New Delhi.

The inaugural function is at 5:00 pm on 13.02.2015 at Central Park, Connaught Place.

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