The National Tribal Carnival, 2016 will be held at Hall No 7, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between October 26-28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 25th October 2016 at 4pm. The carnival is a rare opportunity to experience the rich diversity of tribal art, craft, culture and cuisine. The three-day tribal bonanza is being brought to you by Central Government. A host of states will be participating in the events. They will be showcasing their rich diversity of art forms as said by Mr Ashok Kumar Singh , Director Culture, Tourism Art and Culture.
There will be food stalls selling culinary delights. Masterpieces of arts and crafts made by tribal artists from various states will also be on display. In addition, there will be culture programmes staged by tribal artists. The state of Jharkhand will be a major participant at the carnival. It will showcase it various art forms at the event. Its major highlights include Nagpuri, PYKA, Chauu, Samthali, Kharia, Karsha, Mundari. Seven Jharkhand groups,who have enthralled national and international audiences with their performances, will perform theirfolk dance before the Prime Minister at the inaugural function at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. They will be part of a 140-strong troupe participating in this prestigious show. 3000 more artists of different tribes will be participating in the carnival. All the costumes for these artists are designed by Jharcraft.
The Tribal Carnival is held every year. It is part of the government’s effortto preserve, promote and showcase various facets of the tribal life. It aims to present tribal culture tradition, customs and skills before a national audience. It is an opportunity for tribal artists to reach out to the general public and explore the potential of their cultural offerings at a national level.