Jamshedpur, March 3: Tribal artists from remote areas of the state have finally found a platform to showcase their skills. Almost 5,000 of them would take part in the Janjati Mahotsav to be held in Ranchi later this month.
The tribals would present a slice of their culture at the maiden mega event to be organised at Morabadi grounds in the state capital.
An initiative of the department of art, culture, sports and youth affairs, the response to this event would decide the fate of this state government sponsored tribal fest, which could turn into an annual affair from the next year.
“It is an attempt on our part to bring the primitive tribe members on a platform and give them exposure,” said Shekhar Jamuar, the deputy director of the state art, culture, sports and youth affairs department.
“It is an opportunity for them to come out in the open and present their talent to the outside world. We are also expecting a few experts from outside to judge their merit,” added Jamuar.
Having zeroed in on some groups for the event, the department had to spend nearly four months to draw up a final list of probables for the event. The department is expecting that the participants would get quality exposure in the programme.