A Tribal Festival that took place in the Kotda block of Udaipur last year is now set to expand its reach across the entire state. The Tribal Development Department is taking the lead in planning this grand event. In Udaipur, both the local administration and the tourism department have initiated preparations for this festival. Commissioner of the Tribal Regional Development Department, Tarachand Meena has unveiled the ambitious plan to organize the Tribal Festival from November 15 to November 26, 2023, covering the entire state. However, due to the electoral code of conduct in place, the events will be executed on a more modest scale. The festival will offer a diverse array of programs centered around different themes each day to enrich the experience for attendees.
To ensure the smooth execution of this extensive cultural celebration, a meeting to discuss and coordinate preparations is scheduled for the coming Saturday. The inaugural event in Udaipur is slated to kick off on November 15, 2023. This broader approach to the Tribal Festival promises to be a vibrant and culturally enriching experience for people throughout the state.
The location for the festival will be announced shortly. In the meantime, the Tourism Department has locked November 15 as the date for this festival for the next five years, making it a regular feature on their calendar.
For each festival, the department earmarks 2 lakh rupees to support artists. Last year, on September 27, the Tribal Festival was celebrated in Kotda on World Tourism Day. The event showcased a rich tapestry of talent, bringing together both local and regional artists. Additionally, local artisans adorned stalls at the festival, adding to its cultural charm.
This festival successfully drew a significant crowd of both domestic and international tourists. It was organized under the guidance of the then Collector Tarachand Meena, with the aim of promoting tribal art and culture, traditional cuisine, attire, and rural tourism. Notably, this initiative marked the first time that local artists were given a platform to showcase their talents in their own region. Every year, there will be programs at different locations. Before that, marketing efforts will be undertaken for this. Local artists will be given a special opportunity in this regard.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar