Aadi Mahotsav 2022- a 5 day celebration for Aadivasi Art and Culture at TRTI, Pune.

Aadi Mahotsav 2022- a 5 day celebration for Aadivasi Art and Culture at TRTI, Pune.

28th March, 2022, Mumbai: Tribal culture and traditions remind us of our centuries old traditions and cultural heritage. It is the need of the hour to protect, preserve and promote them. Aadi Mahotsav 2022 is a five-day cultural festival organized by Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI) in Pune from 23rd March to 27th March. The event was organised under the guidance of Dr. Rajendra Bharud, Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune at Queen’s Garden with an aim to encourage the tribal community, uplift their lives and to promote traditional art and culture of the state of Maharashtra.

The program was inaugurated by Dr.Prashant Naranware, Commissioner, Social Welfare Department, Pune. Several dignitaries like Shri. Ayush Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Pune, Shri. Rahul More, Commissioner Women and Child Development, Pune, Smt. Ashwini Bharud, Deputy Commissioner Examination Council, Pune, Shri. Mahendra Wankhede Sir, Superintendent Engineer, Pune, Dr. Rajendra Bharud, Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune, Sugar Commissioner Shri Shekhar Gaikwad, Smt. Madam Jagruti, Joint Director, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune, Shri. Gajendra Kendra Sir, Deputy Director (Q), Scheduled Tribes Certificate Inspection Committee, Pune, Shri. Sachin Jadhav, Senior Research Officer, Scheduled Tribes Certificate Inspection Committee, Pune, Shri. Hansadhwaj Sonawane, Deputy Director, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune Shri. Vineet Pawar, Accounts Officer, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune Shri. Shyamkant Daundkar, Research Officer, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune Shri. Vijay Dagle, Cultural Officer Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune etc. graced the festival to celebrate tribal culture and spirit.

The festival includes Tribal Artisans Handicraft Exhibition and Sale featuring tribal jewellery, Warli paintings, accessories, handcrafted sculptures, Herbal products, woodwork products, masks and more. There will also be a Tribal Dance Competition where local dance groups will showcase traditional dance forms belonging to the region. A total of 100 tribal artisans and craftsmen and 500 dancers from the Integrated Tribal Development Project in Maharashtra have been invited to participate in this exhibition. A Tribal Culture and Arts Promotion Film Festival will highlight the glory of tribal culture and shed light on the various initiatives undertaken for the tribal community.

Dr. Rajendra Bharud (Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, State of Maharashtra, Pune) addressed the attendees at the inaugural function of ‘Aadi Mahotsav 2022″. “We take utmost pride in our rich cultural heritage. We must be the flag bearers of our traditions to safeguard and promote our cultural identity so our future generations can be aware of their legacy and carry it forward.” He said.

This is an invaluable opportunity for all citizens, art critics, collectors, art lovers, short film lovers to learn about and truly understand the city’s rich cultural heritage.

Admission to this exhibition is free.

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