What Is Aadi Mahotsav?
In this article, ”What Is Aadi Mahotsav?” we will read about Significance of Aadi Mahotsav, key points about Aadi Mahotsav 2023, What is Shree Anna?, What Is TRIFED?, etc.
Aadi Mahotsav In News?
- Inauguration: On Feb. 16, 2023, PM Modi will inaugurate the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.
- Schedule: The festival is scheduled between 16th and 27th of this month and it will celebrate the tribal spirit including its culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce and traditional art.
- Significance: The Aadi Mahotsav connects tribal artisans, craftsmen and women to a direct market in large metro cities and State capitals
Key Points About Aadi Mahotsav 2023
The Aadi Mahotsav, which celebrates the spirit of tribal culture, crafts, cuisine, commerce and traditional art, is an annual initiative of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Theme: This year’s Aadi Mahotsav event has been arranged around the theme of “A Celebration of Crafts, Culture, Cuisine and Commerce”.
Schedule & Place
This year, Aadi Mahotsav is being organised from February 16 to 27 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi
Participants and Key Events
- 1,000 Participants: 1,000 tribal artisans and artists from 28 States and Union Territories would be participating in the festival.
- Van Dhan products: An exclusive pavilion for the sale and display of Van Dhan products is also proposed to be put up with about 39 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras from 17 States and UTs expected to take part in this Mahotsav.
- Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Gallery: The event will showcase a Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Gallery, arranged by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes; cultural (song and dance) performances by over 500 tribal artists.
- Stalls: It will showcase the rich and diverse heritage of tribes from across the country in over 200 stalls at the venue.
- Tribal cooks from 19 States and Union Territories will feature their best at 20 food stalls with a special focus on “millets grown by tribals” to mark the celebration of the International Year of Millets as declared by the United Nations at the behest of India.
- Since 2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets, a special focus will be on showcasing “Shree Anna”, a recent government nomenclature for millets grown by tribals along with usual attractions like handicrafts, handloom, pottery and jewellery.
What is Shree Anna?
While Presenting Union Budget 2023-24, FM Nirmala Sitharaman named Millets i.e. coarse grains as Shree Anna. As, India is at the forefront of programs to popularize Shree Anna.
History: Several evidences regarding the consumption of Sri Anna during the Indus Valley Civilization suggest that it was one of the first crops to be cultivated in India.
Grain Of Poor: It is also called the grain of the poor.
Highly Nutritious: Millets are also very good for health. Millets not only provide protein and fiber, but also cure diseases arising in the body of the eater.
What Is Shree Anna Scheme In Union Budget 2023?
- Registered under the then Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act 1984, TRIFED came into existence in 1987 as the national nodal agency under the aegis of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, working towards the socio-economic development of the tribal people from all states.
- TRIFED started its operations in 1988.
- Its mission is to empower downtrodden tribal people, by promoting the economic welfare of their communities across India (through development of marketing and the sustained upgradation of their skills).
- TRIFED started the procurement and marketing of tribal art and craft items through its first retail outlet called TRIBES INDIA in New Delhi in 1999.