In a high-level meeting held here on Saturday under the chairmanship of chief
minister Bhupesh Baghel, the outline of the Tribal Festival and Rajyotsav to be
organized this year was decided.
five-day event of “Sal International Tribal Festival and Rajyotsav” will be
jointly organized by the state government from October 28 to November one at
the Science College ground in Raipur.
minister said that Sal is the state tree of Chhattisgarh. Sal tree has great
importance in tribal culture. Our tribal brothers consider and worship the Sal
tree as a deity. Sal tree is worshiped in the Sarhul festival celebrated with
joy in the tribal area. Keeping in view the importance of the Sal tree as the
state tree and its significance in tribal life, it would be appropriate to name
the Tribal Festival as “Sal International Tribal Festival”. The chief minister
said that during the “Sal International Tribal Festival”, programmes
based on the art, culture, crafts, empowerment, and development of tribals
should be organized.
was decided in the meeting to organize International Tribal Festival from
October 28 to October 30, while on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai
Patel and martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Late Smt. Indira Gandhi on
October 31, a conference on their contribution and tribal life will be
organized in which famous speakers and thinkers will participate. In the state
felicitation ceremony on November one, eminent people and institutions that
have made remarkable contributions in various fields including art, culture,
development of Chhattisgarh will be honored. It was decided in the meeting that
during the Sal International Tribal Festival and Rajyotsav, many programs
including interaction with eminent people in various fields, exhibition, live
display of tribal art and culture, tribal craft fair, skill upgradation programme
will be organized. Artists of the country and abroad will present their
programs during the events.