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Aadi Mahotsav: Fortnight long Tribal Festival held in New Delhi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a fortnight long Tribal Festival in New Delhi. The theme of the festival is A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’.

The festival will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through about 200 stalls. Over 750 tribal artisans and artists from over 25 States participated in the festival. Tribal India cuisine, recreated and presented in delectable forms to suit urban tastes by special tribal chefs is special feature of the festival. ‎In line with the national aspiration to go cashless, all stalls will prefer and promote payments through cards.

Aadi Mahotsav

The name Aadi Mahotsav suggests that  the ‘adi’ factor is important about them.  The adivasi way of life is guided by primal truths, eternal values and natural simplicity. The greatness of tribes lies in the way they have managed to retain primal skills, the natural simplicity. ‎This quality gives their arts and crafts a timeless appeal. So, this festival seeks to channelize and promote their natural skills and provide then sources of income.

The Government has formed the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) for achieving this. TRIFED is working in this direction and now has embraced e-commerce and digital platforms to take the business forward.

Background

In India, tribes constitute over 8% of country’s population which corresponds to over 10 crore Indians. The national object of inclusive development includes the development of tribes as an important component. Even Constitution enjoins upon Government the responsibility of addressing the special needs of the tribals.

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5-member committee formed to select editor-in-chief of RSTV

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has constituted five-member Search-cum-Selection committee to select candidate for post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV).

It will be headed by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash and its other members are Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Additional Secretary (Personnel) in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat PPK Ramacharyulu and journalist Rahul Srivastava.

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV)

RSTV is owned and operated by upper house of Indian Parliament i.e. Rajya Sabha and vice-president of India is its chairman. Its mandate is to telecast live coverage of Rajya Sabha proceedings and incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs. It aims at providing an objective perspective on national and international affairs to the people and provide platform for knowledge-based programmes for discerning viewer.

The channel offers special attention to legislative business undertaken by Parliament. It also has conceptualised programmes on basis of the vibrant relationship between Parliament and people. It touches upon all aspects of social, economic and political and cultural life of the people, while promoting scientific temper among masses.

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