Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission organises Thudi Tribal Cultural Fest Updated On 2018-12-19
Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission organised Thudi Tribal Cultural Fest splendidly. The one day tribal fest was organised at Malampuzha Grama Panchayath hall during November 2018. Shri. V. S Achuthananthan, MLA and Chairman of Administrative Reforms Commission inaugurated the programme. Shri. V. S Achuthananthan appreciated Kudumbashree Mission for organizing such a mega event, which involved participants from different tribal hamlets. The programme envisaged the upliftment of tribal community to the main stream by empowering their cultural art forms, livelihood activities, ethnic food culture and hand craft products etc. Around 500 tribal Kudumbashree members and their families participated in the function.
Tribal folk play, Kaadar Nritham, Malayar Adivasi dance, Urula Dance and Kottum Muravum Kuzhalum etc was presented at the Tribal Arts Fest.The tribe folk play holds a vital role in transmitting the history, cultural traditions, and the way of living to new generations. Tribal songs and dances are the main media by which transmission is done. Kaadar Nritham is one of the common tribal dance forms of Kerala where only women participate. The performers arrange themselves in a semicircle during the performance. This dance form is popular among the Kadar tribe and is a primitive form. It is simple but a very elegant dance form. The food fest aimed at the promotion of tribal foods and their traditions. Three groups participated and exhibited their traditional cuisines. Main attractions of the food fest were mulayari puttu, mulayari payasam, kasthuri manjal payasam,ragi kali, cholam kali, njandu kari, kappa puzhungiyathum naadan kozhikariyum, pickles made from various forest products, pullu kappi etc.
Tribal fest concluded as memorable event as Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission made it a great success by including the whole tribal communities with a great intention of promote them to main stream of the society. By organizing this program Kudumbashree District Mission of Palakkad could gather around 500 tribal families from various colonies and given broad opportunities to present their inheriting skills in front of mass crowd.