“The current progress of the tribal community has been shaped by the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi”
“The state government is dedicated to working hand in hand with the forest communities to support their development”
“Adi Mohotsav is an occasion to respect and rejoice in our cultural heritage”
“Strategic planning is essential to bring tribal culture and art to both the nation and the global stage.” — CM Shri Bhupendra Patel
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s aims to promote tribal culture in contemporary India: Shri Arjun Munda, the Union Minister
Presence of Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda and State Tribal Development Minister Shri Kuber Dindor
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, inaugurated the “Adi Mohotsav” along with other distinguished guests, at Ahmedabad Haat, in Vastrapur within Ahmedabad. During this event, the Chief Minister stated that the current progress of the tribal community is an outcome of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visionary leadership. He also emphasized that the “Aadi Mahotsav” is a unique occasion to pay homage to and celebrate our rich tribal heritage. Also, he emphasised the importance of making appropriate arrangements to promote tribal culture and art on both a national and global scale.
Acknowledging the visionary outlook of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister remarked that the predictions he made about the white desert of Kutch in 2006 have materialized. Today, travellers from across the globe are coming to Dhordo, with even international visitors from various corners of the world exploring the white desert during the recent G20 session. He further added.
The Chief Minister described the “Adi Mohotsav” as a testament to the “Vocal for Local” slogan, emphasizing that it will offer crucial economic support to tribal artisans, enabling them to become AtmaNirbhar. This will pave the way for the realization of the concept of collective support, collective development, shared trust, and shared endeavour, he added.
During this event, Union Minister Shri Arjun Munda expressed his commitment to ongoing initiatives for the well-being of the tribal community on the land of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He emphasized that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision is to promote tribal culture in contemporary India. He also highlighted the central government’s profound respect for the sacrifices made by Lord Birsa Munda in protecting the tribal community and the nation.
Shri Arjun Munda declared that the central government is currently devising a dedicated program aimed at improving infrastructure in tribal regions in the near future. He also urged the residents of Ahmedabad to show their support and appreciation for the tribal artisans by shopping at this Adi Mohotsav.
Shri Kuber Dindor, the Minister of the Tribal Development Department in the state, expressed that it is a source of immense pride for all Gujaratis to host an exhibition in Gujarat that showcases the art and culture of tribal communities from all corners of the country. He further noted that, under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, efforts are underway to integrate the tribal community into the mainstream of development in Gujarat. This effort has led to the successful management of as many as 84 Van Dhan Kendras across the state, thanks to the Chief Minister’s encouraging approach.
Minister of State Shri Kunwarji Halapati expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister and the entire government for allocating the largest budget in history for the development of tribal communities.
Esteemed guests and members of the public in attendance included MP Smt. Ramilaben Bara, MLA Shri Amit Thakar, Shri Dinesh Singh Kushwaha, Mayor of Ahmedabad City Smt. Pratibhaben Jain, IFFCO Chairman Shri Dilip Sanghani, and TRIFED Chairman Shri Ramsingh Rathwa.
It’s worth noting that this is the second “Adi Mohotsav” held in Gujarat, which is scheduled to continue until November 3rd. The event features stalls from states such as Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, showcasing the handicrafts, arts, and culture of tribal communities. Previously “Adi Mahotsav” was organized in 2018.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat