Today on 5th Feb., 2013 the Adivasi Mela reached its 11th Day. It’s attraction in the capital city of Odisha is growing day-by-day. Foreign visitors visited the Mela to be delighted with the ethnic ambience recreated in the tribal village, tribal food plaza, tribal products, arts and crafts. The visitors liked to taste the ethnic food from the Tribal Food Plaza. It is a matter of fact that many visitors have come to this Mela several times as they were not satisfied in a single visit. Visitors were not only buying bio-foods and other ethnic products but also enjoyed the tribal dance from which they got immence pleasure. Enchanting tribal dances performed by the tribal dancers from remote pockets of the tribal areas in the Open Air Pandal were the major attraction of the evening for the people of the capital city. The large sale of tribal arts, crafts, books and foods proved the success and popularity of this ethnic fair.
The tribal dances of the evening began with the colouful dance of Oraon tribe sponsored by I.T.D.A., Sundergarh. The students of educational complex Kansur of D.K.D.A., Parsali in Rayagada district performed Wadu Dance, Jana folk Dance and Dhangidi dance in a beautiful and attractive manner with a modern touch. The tribal artists belonging to Haladi Pokharia Bhumija tribe of Nilagiri performed the Karma dance in traditional style. The students of EMRS, Mahasingh of Kandhamal district performed the folk dance titled “Kui Parampara Puja” and “Surya Debatar Puja”.
The people of capital city were in a mood to enjoy the socio-cultural distinctions of tribes of Odisha in this Mela.