National Tribal Dance Festival 2022

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  • November 8, 2022
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Context: Chhattisgarh celebrates its 23rd State Foundation Day on 1st November 2022 and as a part of the celebrations, Raipur will host the 3rd National Tribal Dance Festival. The National Tribal Dance Festival will be celebrated from 1st November 2022 to 3rd November 2022.

About National Tribal Dance Festival:

  • National Tribal Dance Festival is one of Chhattisgarh’s grand festivals which celebrates diverse tribal communities and their culture not just in India but from across the globe.
  • It is organised under the Tourism and Culture Department of Chhattisgarh.
  • This festival aims to unite the tribal communities and provides an opportunity to educate about their rich culture for all.
  • The first National Tribal Dance Festival was organised in 2019 and second in 2021.
  • Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.
  • In the National Tribal Dance Festival, tribal dance groups from all states and union territories of India will be taking part.
  • The highlights of the National Tribal Dance Festival will be the other countries including Mongolia, Tongo, Russia, Indonesia, Maldives, and Mozambique participating in the event.
  • About 1500 tribal artists will take part in the event of which 1400 will be from India and 100 will be from other countries.
  • The festival will have several competitions in two categories and prizes worth ₹20 lakh will be given to the winners.
  • The award includes cash prizes of ₹5 lakh, ₹3 lakh, and ₹2 lakh to the first, second, and third winners respectively.

Source: The Hindu

Previous Year Question

Q.1) With reference to India, the terms ‘Halbi, Ho and Kui’ pertain to   (2021)

  1. dance forms of Northwest India
  2. musical instruments
  3. pre-historic cave paintings
  4. tribal languages


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