Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda today inaugurated a nine-day National Tribal Festival, Aadi Mahotsav in Polo Grounds of Leh. This is the first mega event arranged by the Centre after the announcement of Union Territory status for Ladakh region which has 97 per cent tribal population.
While speaking on the occasion, the Tribal Affairs Minister said, the Centre would extend all possible help to protect the aspirations of Ladakh people.
Tribal Affairs MOS Renuka Singh said, the Adi Mahotsav would provide an opportunity to Ladakhi Tribal artisans to come and get themselves empanelled with Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India to expand their market base.
Adi Mahotsav is jointly organized by Tribal Affairs Ministry and TRIFED with a theme of A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce. (AIR NEWS)