- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated First National Tribal Carnival-2016 in New Delhi on 25th Oct
- The tribal carnival would showcase the capabilities of the tribal communities, in the national capital.
- The Prime Minister said that the life of the tribal communities was marked by intense struggle & yet the tribal communities had imbibed the ideals of community living, and of living cheerfully despite troubles & the Government was committed to using modern technology such as underground mining and coal gasification, which would minimise disturbance to tribal settlements.
- He also spoke of the Rurban Mission, which would focus on development of rural growth centres.
- Union Tribal Affairs Minister said that his Ministry is concentrating on the education of tribals through Eklavya School and scholarships for the tribal youth.
- The minister said Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana is another important scheme of his Ministry which has proved beneficial for the tribals & The Ministry is equally concerned to provide suitable market for the forest products produced by tribals.
- The four day long carnival has been organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals.
- The carnival will showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale.
The underlying idea is to :
- preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills
- to expose it to the general public with a view to utilizing the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes.
Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, cultural performances, demonstration of skills like sports, paintings, traditional healing practices etc. will be part of the four day event.
Workshop on issues like Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA) its implementation, benefit to tribal community and its drawbacks, Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and its implications and reservation in politics and recruitment will also be part of the carnival.
What will include in the carnival?
- The carnival will provide the stage for deliberations on important subjects affecting tribal development.
- It will also give an exposure of marketability of tribal products like textiles, paintings, artefacts so that it has a catalytic effect on income-generating activities and tribal livelihood.
- The events during the carnival will be a mix of live musical and dance performances, exhibitions, display of craft, fashion show, panel discussion, book fair etc.
- It will have a mix of art, music, traditional food and one of its kind of non-stop venue for lively entertainment of India’s traditional tribal way of life full of experience and knowledge.
Who all are participatingin the carnival?
- About 1600 tribal artists and around 8000 tribal delegates from States/UTs such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Telangana, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu are attending the carnival.
- Eminent tribal personalities who have excelled in various field i.e sports, art and culture, literature, academic, medicine etc. are also attending the carnival.
About VANBANDHU KALYAN YOJANA
VKY a strategic process. It aims at creating enabling environment for need based and outcome oriented holistic development of the tribal people.This process envisages to ensure that all the intended benefits of goods and services under various programmes/schemes of Central as well as State Governments actually reach the target groups by convergence of resources through appropriate institut ional mechanism.
It covers all tribal people and all areas with tribal population across the country.
- Improving the quality of life in tribal areas
- Improving the quality of education
- Qualitative and sustainable employment for tribal families
- Bridging infrastructure gaps with focus on quality
- Protection of tribal culture and heritage