Today was the 2nd day of the mela. The cool winter breeze has stimulated the visitors of the capital city of Bhubaneswar and outside to see the event in large numbers. This mela with its ethnic ambience has no parallel in the Hi-Tek modern world of globalization and commercialization. This mela presented them a different world of pristine tribal habitat and culture where materialism and class has little relevence. It was a world in contrast to the modern world.
As the cold evening came, the open air auditorium of the venue of the mela reverberated with the performing arts of the naturally talented artists belonging to different tribal communities of Odisha. The gifted tribal artists staged the dance of the Bonda tribe of Malkangiri, the dance of the picturesque Lanjia Saora of Serongo of Parlakhemundi ITDA area who are famous for their ritual wall paintings-idital, the Dongria Kandha the gifted and colourful hill horticulturists of Niyamgiri hills in Rayagada district, the colourful Durua tribe and Gond tribe of Nowrangpur district. The enchanting Sikimi Jhumure dance of the Patra Saora of Western Odisha stole the show though other tribal dances were equally enchanting.
In the Adivasi Haat, the business was brisk and it indicated how the people of modern world are clamouring to get a taste of the organic products only produced by our tribal brethrea.