New Delhi: Ms. Mary Kom, the pride of India recently won her 6th Women’s World Boxing Championship gold, breaking all previous records of Gold Medals won by any women boxer anywhere in the world. Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED felicitated Ms. Mary Kom. The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs presented her with a cheque of Rs. 20.00 Lakhs, a tribute to her unflinching efforts and hard work to win her 6th Women’s World Championship, a World Record. Ms. Mary Kom is also the Brand Ambassador for the TRIBES India’s “Punch” tantra range of products handcrafted by tribal master-craftsmen from across the Country. “Punch”Tantra range is a magnificent collection and inspired by Ms. Mary Kom and her heroics.
To celebrate her achievement and dedication and hard work, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED honoured her and her family at Aadi Mahaotsav organised at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi with the closing ceremony.
The facilitation ceremony presided over by Shri JualOram, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Affairs, in the august presence of Hon’ble Ministers of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabor and Shri Sudarshan Bhagat and more than 1000 tribal artisans from more than 20 States, showcased various art, crafts and cuisines. The tribal craftsmen and women showcased exquisite handcraft and handloom items including Baag, Maheswari, Chaderi, Banarasi, Sambalpuri Sarees and much more, to the delight of Delhiites. This has proved a boom for tribal artisans, who have done a brisk business of Rs.16 Crores during the 15-day long event, which includes orders from various Organisations including TRIFED.
According to Mr. Pravir Krishna, MD TRIFED “We are very happy to felicitate Ms. Mary Kom on the special occasion of Aadi Mahotsav and we are really committed to upgrade the life of Trible community at large with this kind of events, In 15 days Aadi Mahotsav had generated a business worth Rs. 16 Crores for the tribal artisans”.
The festival ran for a fortnight till 30th November 2018. As per the theme of the festival, Delhites truly enjoyed the celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce. The festival featured exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery.
Over 1000 tribal artisans from 20 States participated in the festival. A special feature of the festival was Tribal Indian cuisine, recreated and presented in delectable forms to suit urban tastes by special tribal chefs.
An attractive stage was raised at the venue to showcase tribal music and dance every evening from 6.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M. Nearly 250 artists from 20 States performed during the festival.
In line with the national aspiration to go cashless, the tribal merchandise stall accepted payment through credit/debit cards.