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In Pics: Artists spin their magic at National Tribal Carnival

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Oct 26: In a major push to the tribal community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Modi, while inaugurating the carnival, said: "Tribal communities must get their rights. No one has the right to snatch the land of tribal communities."

About 1,600 tribal artists and around 8,000 tribal delegates from across the country will take part in the carnival. The carnival aims to promote the culture, traditions and skills of the tribals.

Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, cultural performances, demonstration of skills like sports, paintings, traditional healing practices, etc. will be part of the four-day event.

Here are some images from the inauguration ceremony:

Artists perform at the National Tribal Carnival

Artists perform at the National Tribal Carnival

Prime minister Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the carnival tweeted several pictures from the event. Photo courtesy- @narendramodi

Narendra Modi dons the tribal attire at the carnival

Narendra Modi dons the tribal attire at the carnival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a tribal attire at the inauguration of the National Tribal Carnival-2016 in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Narendra Modi emphasises on tribal rights

Narendra Modi emphasises on tribal rights

Known for soaking into the spirit of every occasion, Modi seemed pleased wearing a traditional attire at the venue.

Narendra Modi tries his had at drums

Narendra Modi tries his had at drums

Narendra Modi, in a tribal attire, beats a drum at the inauguration of the National Tribal Carnival.

Carnival aims to promote tribal culture, skills and traditions

Carnival aims to promote tribal culture, skills and traditions

Narendra Modi along with ministers watching a performance by tribal artists at the inauguration of the National Tribal Carnival.

Artists perform at the National Tribal Carnival

Artists perform at the National Tribal Carnival

More than 1600 tribal artists and eight thousand tribal delegates are expected to take part in the Carnival.

PM Modi praises the tribal communities

PM Modi praises the tribal communities

Narendra Modi praised the tribal communities and said :"Our tribal communities have shown the way when it comes to living in harmony with nature & conserving our forests." Photo courtesy-@narendramodi

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