The annual Adivasi Mela (tribal fair) kicked off at the Exhibition Ground in Unit III area of Bhubaneswar on the Republic Day evening.
Date – January 26 to February 9
Timings – 3 PM
Location – Exhibition Ground
The 15-day long Tribal Fair was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. While the event was inaugurated with several cultural programmes and other tribal art forms, around 180 stalls have been set up this year.
The event will showcase tribal market, tribal food court, tribal agricultural produces and forest produces. There are 24 mud houses with thatched roofs at the venue showcasing tribal lifestyle and culture.
The tribal self-help groups have set up 28 stalls at the event, while 36 stalls displaying various handicrafts items made by the tribals have been set up by the State government.
An initiative of the ST & SCRTI Department, it aims to celebrate the art, dance, and handicrafts of Odisha’s indigenous communities. The Adivasi Mela 2020 is a huge crowd puller since genuine tribal organic products, jewellery and food is up for sale.
Looking into the huge footfall during the mela, the Mo School Abhiyan Parichalana Sangathan has opened a large exhibition stall at this grand event. It has on display the activities undertaken by Mo School Abhiyan.
Beautiful backdrops, newsletters, leaflets, audiovisual are being displayed at the exhibition to create awareness among the parents, alumni and students to collaborate, connect and contribute to their alma mater. An elegant selfie point is also another attraction for the visitors to celebrate the dream of Mo School Abhiyan.