CG to be the World Forum for Tribals: Baghel

NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced here on Friday that the National Tribal Dance Festival, a three-day cultural extravaganza celebrating the tribal way of life will be held from November 1-3 in Raipur.

A one-day event to promote the upcoming in Chhatisgarh and to showcase the rich tribal traditions of the state was held in the national capital on Friday, October 21. The colloquium, which Chhatisgarh Tourism hosted, featured panel talks and a performance by Padma Vibhushan Teejan Bai–an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form.

While discussing the initiatives taken under his leadership in tourism and culture for promoting Chhattisgarh at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Saket, where he held a press conference, he said – Tribal culture is deeply-rooted in Chhattisgarh. Our government has taken several initiatives and started many schemes to ensure the overall development of tribals in the last three years.

CM Baghel also stressed the significance of preserving the fundamental elements of tribal culture while presenting the traditions and customs of the tribe. “This festival aims at bringing the tribals of the world on one platform so that they connect with each other, cherish their culture and strength, and move forward. We are moving towards creating Chhattisgarh as the world forum for tribals.”

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