Aadi Mahotsav UPSC

Aadi Mahotsav UPSC | Why In The News ?

The virtual edition of the Mahotsav – Madhya Pradesh was held.

About Aadi Mahotsav :

  • The virtual edition of the Aadi Mahotsav – Madhya Pradesh was held. 
  • The Aadi Mahotsav – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Crafts, Cuisine and Commerce – was commenced in 2017
  • This is the first time that the Aadi Mahotsav is being held in Ladakh as in earlier times, the Tribal Ministry never got a response from the J&K administration.

The theme of the festival is :

  • “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”.
  • TRIFED essentially is to play the role of a ‘Service provider’ & ‘Market Developer.’

Aadi Mahotsav is a national tribal festival and a joint initiative of :

  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

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Main Features Of Festival :

  • The festival showcases traditional art and handicrafts and cultural heritage of the country.
  • The festival was an attempt to familiarise the people with the rich and diverse craft, culture of the tribal communities across the country, in one place.

Significance of the event:

  • As the name of this event Mahotsav suggests, it is it’s ‘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 and natural simplicity.
  • 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 in tribal music and dance.

Source : Indian Express 

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