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Tribal Dance Fest Kick Starts

Bhubaneswar: Minister, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Odisha Jagannath Sarka on Thursday inaugurated the three-day eleventh National Tribal Dance Festival here being organized by SCSTRTI, Bhubaneswar with support from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Tribal Dance features a cultural show to preserve, propagate and popularize by showcasing the rich cultural wealth of the picturesque tribals of different states like Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Odisha.

This platform, for the events of live performance of different tribal dances, gives a glimpse of the dance tradition of tribal India.

 The 3-Day National Event of gaiety presents as many as thirty colourful dance forms of twenty tribal communities at Rabindra Mandap in the State Capital.

MLA Rayagada Makaranda Muduli, Joint Secretary Ministry of Tribal Affairs Naval Jit Kapoor, State’s Prinicipal Secretary Ranjana Chopra and Director Guha Punam Tapas Kumar were among those who were present during the inauguration.

First day cultural event of the National Tribal Dance Festival includes the Dangi Dance of Kunbi Tribe of Gujarat, Khoiguna Laam (Bee mating dance) of Rongmei/ Kabui Tribe, Manipur , Birli Dance of Durua Tribe, Odisha, Bihu Dance of Tiwa and Bodo Tribe , Assam, Kachi Ghodi Dance of BhilMeena Tribe, Rajasthan, Dandaras Dance of Gaddi Tribe, Himachal Pradesha, Bijapandu Dance of Koya Tribe, Odisha, Nyung–Ma-Kaapu Dance of Sherpa Tribe, Sikkim, Sheila Dance of Gond Tribe, Uttarparadesh, Cheraw Dance of Mizo Tribe, Mizoram.

The day-2 programme will presents different colourful tribal dances, like Ghusadi Dance of Gond Tribe, Maharashtra, Chaurang Dance of Velip Tribe, Goa, KaramThapadi Dance of Oraon Tribe, Jharkhand, Mayura Dance of Kondh Tribe, Andhra Pradesh, Kalasi Dance of Santal Tribe , Odisha, Bori Dance of Bhil Meena Tribe, Rajasthan, Sarlamkai Dance of Mizo Tribe, Mizoram, Dhemsa Dance of Gadaba Tribe, Odisha, Gaurmar Mandri Dance of Gond Tribe, Chhattisgarh, Hathi Dance of Jaunsari Tribe of Uttarakhand state.

The third evening of the cultural event presents colourful tribal dances such as Karma Dance of Gond Tribe, Uttarpradesh, Fagli Dance of Swangla Tribe, Himachal Pradesh, Dhemsa Dance of Paroja Tribe, Odisha, Hiran Dance of Jaunsari Tribe , Uttarakhand, Dhemsa Dance of Tamang Tribe, Maharashtra, Damphu Dance of Tamanag Tribe, Sikkim, Fly Dance of Rongmei/ Kabui Tribe Shim Laam, Karma Dance of Oraon Tribe, Odisha, Dungardev Dance of Kunbi Tribe, Gujarat, Barat Mishwa Dance of Tiwa Tribe, Assam State.