**Bihu Dancers to grace the Adivasi Mahotsav in Ranchi.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2024, the Hemant Soren government, in outreach to tribals to rally them against the Modi government, will organise a mega show -'Adivasi Mahotsav.'
The two-day Adivasi Mahotsav -2023 will be held inside Bhagwan Birsa Munda Smriti Udyan cum Freedom Fighters Museum in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, on August 9 -10.
Spread over acres of green land of the Birsa Munda Central Jail turned Bhagwan Birsa Munda Smriti Udyan cum Freedom Fighters Museum which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 15, 2021,is the venue of Adivasi Mahotsav 2023.
As per the state government’s plan being monitored 24X7 by CM Soren, the two-day function, there will be a cultural programme followed by an exhibition of tribal culture.
In all, there will be 72 stalls. Among these stalls, 32 stalls will display the culture and tradition of an equal number of tribal communities of Jharkhand.
The entire function is being organised by the Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society ( JSLPS)which function under the aegis of the Rural Development Department.
JSLPS, JHARCRAFT, Welfare Department and Khadi Udyog will also have their stalls.
Apart from holding meetings of tribal intellectuals and night stays of leaders in guest houses, the cultural programme is going to showcase tribal music and dance.
A popular tribal singer Monika Mundu who had knowledge of 14 regional and tribal languages of Jharkhand, and who figured in scores of music albums, will sing at this event.
Also, a team of the Bihu dancers, an indigenous folk dance from Assam- a dance performed in a group, has been invited to perform on this Adivasi Mahotsav.
In fact, the Bihu dancers are usually young men and women, and the dancing style is characterized by brisk steps and rapid hand movements. They will be followed by Jharkhand tribal dances such as Paika, Chhau, Firkal, Mundari, and Santali.
The state government-sponsored mega tribal function is being held for the first time and it coincides with the International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples Day-2023.
Cultural events, night marches, and tribute ceremonies will also be part of the programmes – held at state and assembly constituency levels – designed by the party as part of its outreach, which also comes against the backdrop of upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where there are substantial tribal voters.