Dehradun, 4th October 2023: The first day of the 4th edition of the EMRS National Cultural Fest being hosted at the Maharana Pratap Sports College in Raipur witnessed a plethora of talent as more than 2200 students from 22 states across India showcased their skills and celebrated the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities.
Organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, in collaboration with the National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS) and the State Eklavya Vidyalaya Sangathan Samiti (EVSS), the day 1 of the fest witnessed students participating in an array of competitions, including English and Hindi Elocution for Junior & Senior categories, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Extempore Speaking, Spell Bee, Solo & Group Dance, Theatre, 2D and 3D Visual Arts, and Indigenous Toys and Games.
Students from various states across the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Daman and Diu, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Manipur, and Odisha, have gathered to share their remarkable talent and creativity.
The 4th EMRS National Cultural Fest, which is scheduled to continue until October 6th, offers these young talents a unique platform to shine and celebrate the diversity and richness of tribal cultures in India. The festival not only encourages artistic expression but also fosters cultural exchange and appreciation among the participants and spectators.
Reflecting on the occasion, State Coordinator EVSS/Tribal Welfare Rajeev Kumar Solanki stated, “The EMRS National Cultural Fest has always been a platform to nurture and showcase the exceptional talents of our tribal students. This edition being held in Dehradun, with its grand inauguration and the remarkable participation from across the nation, promises to be an enriching experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of our tribal cultures.”
Also present during the occasion were Director SS Tolia, Additional Director Yogendra Rawat, NESTS Commissioner BC Raturi, Assistant Commissioner Gaurav Sharma and SN Gujjar.