Port Blair, Jan 1: The National Tribal Dance Festival was organized at Raipur, Chhattisgarh from 27th to 29th December, 2019. A group of seven Nicobarese Tribal students from JNRM were deputed by A&N Administration to participate in the National Tribal Festival. The team was led by Ms. Amrita Singh, Programme Officer, Kala Kendra.
The Islands’ artistes had the opportunity to interact and appreciate tribal art forms of Sri Lanka, Uganda, Maldives, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belarus besides various Indian tribal art forms. More than 1800 participants from six countries, 25 States and Union Territories participated in the three day long dance festival along with various competitions, which were based on tradition of folk dance forms related to weddings, customary rituals, traditional festivals and agricultural activities were presented. The participants were honoured with certificates and mementos. The dance performance by Nicobarese students during the festival enthralled the audience. The programme was co-ordinated by Kala Kendra – a society under Art & Culture Department, A & N Administration.