Chindwada tribals celebrate Bhujaliya festival

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Chindwara (MP), Aug. 12 (ANI): A festival showcasing the tribal art and culture called, Bhujaliya, was organised in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.

The festival is celebrated for three days in the culminating days of monsoons.

A procession highlighting tribal art and culture is taken out during the festival.

Artisans dressed as warriors and tribal dancers perform at the procession.

"Bhujaliya festival is attached to our country's culture and heritage. I have been participating in this festival since the last 50 years. Many tribal dances and acts of tribal culture are performed here," said Arvind Rajput, Chairman, Bhujaliya Committee.

The festival also sets an example of communal harmony as people from different religions participate in the festival.

Members of Muslim community greet the procession when it reaches Muslim dominated areas.

"The major highlight of this festival in Chhindwara is that people from every religion celebrate this festival. This is an example of communal harmony. I feel that many Indian districts should follow Chhindwara. Definitely, if such type of festivals are celebrated then there will be fast development of our state and country," Nikunj Srivastava, Collector, Chhindwara.

Green shoots of wheat sown in earthen pots are submitted to water during the festivities. This is done with a view to having the ensuing crop in abundance.

Madhya Pradesh is home to almost 40 percent of tribal population in India. (ANI)

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