The much-awaited Adivasi Mela got off to a colorful start with several cultural programmes. It is one of the most popular exhibitions of the State. This year it shifted IDCO ground, Unit-3, Bhubaneswar. On the other side, it will attract more visitors and will do better business.
Similarly, they have arranged 37 exclusive stalls with tribal outlook for display and sale of various handicrafts items. Thus, the center of attraction in the biggest fair in the city. One can get a variety of natural products ranging from not only exotic spices to herbs, cereals, ayurvedic but also medicines, and household utilities.
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“People eagerly wait for the Adivasi Mela every year and this time also we hope that the business here will be good. The art and culture of the 62 tribal communities are being displayed at the fair,” said ST & SC Development Minister, Ramesh Chandra Majhi.
“Usually, we do not get a chance to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of tribals from a close quarter. The fair certainly is unique as we get scope not only buy ethnic products but also get chance to know more about the communities.
People of different primitive tribal communities construct model houses, paddy fields, gardens, backyards. Where they exhibit their lifestyle, process of cultivation, food, dress and cultural practices in a makeshift village.
Nearly the fair has 150 numbers of stalls. Among which about 21 stalls put by the project areas of integrated tribal development agencies of the state government, NGOs and a number of self-help groups.
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The tribal food court offering mouth-watering delicacies of different tribal communities has also been a major crowd puller to the fair. Special delicacies like cakes, mutton-mudhi, chicken pitha, and beverages will be served in the fair. Besides, tribal dance and music will also be presented by different troupes every evening.
The Annual State Level, Tribal Cultural Fair called Adivasi Mela inaugurated today evening in the Adivasi Ground of Bhubaneswar. It is in presence of thousands of dignitaries and spectators, by Sri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.
In the meantime , Sri Lal Bihari Himirika, Hon’ble Minister, ST & SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare and Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, ST & SC Development Department and Dr. Akhil Bihari Ota, Director (ST)-cum- Additional Secretary to Govt. in ST & SC Development Department and Shri Susanta Kumar Nanda, Project Director, OTELP, Hon’ble Chief Minister garlanded the statues of tribal heroes- Sahid Laxman Naik, Pandit Raghunath Murmu and Guru Mangai Gamango.
And they visited the Theme Pavilion, Tribal Village, Tribal Hat and some other stalls. Arriving at the pandal of the open air auditorium, he greeted with loud applaud and clapping of hands. and the inaugural ceremony began with the lighting of a lamp.
Dr. A.B. Ota, Director (ST) in his welcome address briefed on the history of Adivasi Mela. And significantly highlighted on the theme and the structure-functional arrangements of this years mela.