The third evening of the Adivasi Mela and Cultural Festival began with Sj. Sarat Chandra Mishra, Editor, the Daily SAMAJ, Sj. Ramamurti Muttika, Hon’ble M.L.A., Gunupur and Sj. Jogesh Kumar Singh, Hon’ble M.L.A., Sundergarh as distinguished guests.
Sj. Mishra hinted upon a very vital point, that the gap between the Adivasi and the mainstream is the communication. So, to bridge this gap the primary education in the state should be imparted in Adivasi Languages in concerned Advasi populated districts. Further such type of Mela and Cultural festivals should be arranged in all the District Head Quarters which will protect and promote the Adivasi Culture and expand its uniqueness.
Sj. Muttia in his address suggested that Technical Education facilities should be extended to all the Adivasi matriculates to make them self-sufficient in day to day life and this programme should be given wide publicity.
Sj. Singh pointed out about the problem of inadequate trained language teachers in Adivasi populated schools. To make the students more capable and fit to face challenges, more trained teachers in concerned Adivasi Languages may be posted to these schools.
The cultural programme witnessed the highly appreciated Dance performances of the Dongria Kondh presented by DKDA, Chatikona, Saora Dance presented by ITDA, Paralakhemundi and Paudi Bhuiyan Dance by P.B.D.A., Jamardihi. The sponsored cultural events presented by DAVP, Delhi and the tribal students of K.I.S.S., in the forms of Folk Dances and Adivasi Dances, really were enjoyed by the huge gathering.
Further, the live demonstration of Adivasi Songs, Dances, Music and performing art in various part of the Mela arena were among other attractive events of the evening.
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