Aadi Mahotsav to kick off in Ladakh

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  1. Aadi Mahotsav or National Tribal Festival will be organised in Ladakh.
  2. The festival is a joint initiative of Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED).
  3. The theme of the festival is “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”.
  4. The objective of the festival is to celebrate, cherish and promote the spirit of tribal craft, culture, cuisine and commerce.
  5. The Mahotsav will comprise display and sale of items of tribal art and craft, tribal medicine & healers, tribal cuisine in which tribal artisans from different States of the country shall participate and provide a glimpse of their rich traditional culture.
  6. The event will have two reputed local cultural troupes presenting Ladakhi folk dances namely (a)Jabro Dance which is a nomadic dance and song of people inhabiting eastern Ladakh and (b)Spawo dance which is a heroic song and dance associated with a legendary hero of Himalayan region called K’sar. 
  7. The TRIFED was established in 1987.It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  8. The objective of TRIFED is socio-economic development of tribal people in the country by way of marketing development of the tribal products. It acts as a facilitator and service provider.