Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

Adivasi Mahotsav 2017: Tribal Festival organised in Chhattisgarh 

The Aadivasi Mahotsav 2017 was held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh to display the rich and diverse tribal traditions of the central state. It was inaugurated by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh.

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The festival has been organised in the memory of 1857 revolutionary from the region, Shaheed Veernarayan Singh on his martyrdom day. Tribal culture, literature and food festivals, tribal Olympiad and hackathon were held during the event. Besides, tribal literature festival was organized at Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium during the festival. Regional folk dances such as Bihu, Cherav dance of Mizoram, Hojgiri of Tripura and other folk dances of Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya were performed during festival.

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India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit to be organised at Dantewada

India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was organised at Dantewada in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The summit is part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.

The event was organized by National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in partnership with Government of United States of America (USA).

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Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit in Dantewada was organised with motive to inspire, nurture and promote spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth. It aims to ensure another step towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development. The summit saw participation of tribal entrepreneurs from various sectors across country and abroad. It was addressed by eminent speakers from NITI Aayog, health and agri-pharma sectors.  The summit not only provided platform to tribal youth but also addressed issues faced by tribal community in pragmatic and progressive ways.

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