The first National Tribal Festival Vanaj 2015 concluded on 18 February 2015. The festival was held at three places in New Delhi from 13 February 2015 to 18 February 2015.
These were Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Central Park in Connaught Place.
The festival was organised by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The festival ended after a series of weeklong colourful presentations especially depicting the spring time tribal festivals of Phagu, Phagua and Phagun Parab.
The festival exhibited the unseen aspects of tribal life and also gave an opportunity to the people to appreciate the rich and diverse tribal culture.
The festival also showcased India’s unique tribal culture, art, painting, music, dance, tribal medicine, tribal food, and tribal cuisine.
Seminars on traditional tribal knowledge, wisdom and skill, tribal folklore and oral traditions, traditional tribal medicines and healing system, traditional tribal food & crops were organised with a purpose of paying attention on tribal’s life, their problems and possible ways of their overall development.
The awards for the 5th and 6th National Level Photographic Competition held during the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively on the themes Artists at work and Tribal Festivals and Sports of India were also presented on this occasion.
Where: New Delhi
When: 18 February 2015