Five-day Adivasi Festival "Adirang" would be organised based on the tribal arts of Madhya Pradesh under the joint aegis of Tribal Research and Development Institute, Government of Madhya Pradesh and in association with Indira Gandhi National Museum of Mankind (IGNMM) from February 28 to March 4 at the premises of IGNMM, Shyamla Hills. Minister for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Welfare Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh Jagannath Singh would inaugurate the Adirang on Saturday at 12 noon as chief guest at IGNMM.
Exhibition of traditional costume, ornaments, tattoo arts etc of tribal would also be organised during the festival from 2 to 7 pm. Apart from this, folk dance and songs of tribal as Gond, Baiga, Bhil, Korku, Bhariya, Sahariya, would be presented.
A workshop based on tribal arts would be organised. Under this programme a health check up camp would also be organised for the tribal artists and various information about several financial schemes would be provided from March 1 to 4 from 11 am to 1.30 pm at the training centre of IGNMM.
Around 250 tribal artists from Mandla, Dindori, Balaghat, Shahdol, Sidhi, Dhar, Jhabua, Harda, Khandwa, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Hoshangabad etc of Madhya Pradesh will be taking part in the programme and they would put up their latent talent through it. During the festival, IGNMM would provide bus service for the visitors from Jawahar Chowk Bus Depot to IGNMM from 2 to 7 pm everyday.