TRIFED hosts first Aadi Mahotsav in Nagaland
Dimapur (Nagaland), Aug 19 (ANI): In a bid to promote tribal handicraft and handloom products of Northeast region, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs hosted the Nagaland?s first Aadi Mahotsav at Durga mandir in Dimapur on Saturday. Altogether 35 artisans from Northeast states ? Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and from other mainland states participated in the 10-day-long festival. ?The Aadi Mahotsav aims to improve the livelihood of indigenous communities by creating a sustainable market and business opportunities for our tribals based on their culture, knowledge and traditional skills while ensuring fair and equitable remuneration through marketing of their products all over India,? Nagaland Marketing Cooperative Federation Limited (MARCOFED) Managing Director T Vikuto Zhimo said. Zhimo was optimistic that through this Aadi Mahotsav mela will help tribal?s celebrate the spirit of tribal culture, craft, cuisine and commerce, and also provide tribal artisans to exhibit their products cum sale and channelise tribal natural skills and provide them source of income. Various items like potteries, khadi, handicrafts, etc were on sale.
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