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. It is a matter of great pride for Ministry Tribal Affairs and TRIFED/TRIBES India to honour this sporting Icon. Ms. Mary Kom is also the Brand Ambassador for the TRIBES India’s Punchatantra range of products handcrafted by tribal master-craftsmen from across the Country. “Punch” Tantra range is 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 decided to honour her and her family at a function scheduled to be organised at 4.30PM on 30thNovember, 2018 at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi by felicitating her, which will coincide with the closing ceremony of the Aadi Mahaotsav being organised at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi.
The facilitation ceremony will be presided over by Shri Jual Oram, 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, showcasing various art, crafts and cuisines. The tribal craftsmen and women have been showcasing exquisite handcraft and handloom items including Baag, Maheswari, Chaderi, Banarasi, Sambalpuri Sarees and much more, to the delight of Delhiites. This has proved a bopom for tribal artisans, who have done brisk business of Rs.16 Crores during the 15 day long event, which includes orders from various Organisations including TRIFED.
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.