The name of Arya, a co-accused in a murder case, does not figure in the list of guests invited to attend the function. No formal invitation has been extended to the minister. The Indore bench of High Court has stayed his arrested in the murder case.
The programme will be inaugurated by water resources minister Narrotam Mishra, while MoS, cooperative Vishwas Sarang and others board members will be participating in the function. Around 100 tribal artists will showcase their art and culture and also their cuisines at the 13-day long Aadi Mahotsav to be held at Bhopal Haat. The event will conclude on December 31st.
Addressing a press conference, TRIFED, managing director Praveer Krishna informed that the theme of the festival is ‘A Celebration of the Sprit of Tribal Craft, Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’. Every evening, a cultural programme will be organised in which the tribal music and dances will be presented from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be 60 stalls in which tribal artefacts, handicraft, painting, fabric, jewellery and others articles will be on display for sale. Over 100 tribal artists from 20 states will participate in the festival. Special tribal chefs will recreate and present Indian tribal cuisines in delectable forms to suit urban taste.
He informed that the festival was organised last month in Delhi where tribal products worth Rs 4.50 crore were sold. Seeing the response, we have now decided to organise such festivals at every state capital. “Only few people are aware that tribals are great artists and their products are worth the money, but they are not proficient in selling their articles in the market. The TRIFED is helping the tribal to sell their products by providing a platform to them”, Krishna said. “Now the TRIFED had decided that the paintings of the tribal will be displayed at the JJ School of Arts Mumbai, a corner will be dedicated for their painting”, he added.