Kolkata: For the first time, the state level Hool Utsav has organised at Jhargram in West Midnapore, giving the people of Jangalmahal an opportunity to witness the programme on a large scale. Around 22 teams of different tribal art forms will be participating in the programme.
Hool Utsav is organised every year to commemorate the fight of the tribal people against the British Raj in 1885. The three-day-long Hool Utsav begins on June 30 at the ground of Kumud Kumari Institution at Jhargram in West Midnapore.
There will be programmes in all districts, including Kolkata on the same day. The programmes in the districts other than West Midnapore will last two day s. On the other hand, the state level programme at Jhargram will be three-days long.
Tribal dances, including Pata and Karam, will be performed in the Hul Utsav. Artists from four districts – Purulia, Burdwan, Murshidabad and Nadia – will be performing in the state level programme. The programme will be inaugurated at 4 pm on June 30. State tribal Development Minister James Kujur and Backward Classes Welfare Minister Churamoni Mahata will be present in the programme.
Besides cultural programmes, camps of different departments of the West Bengal government – including MSME, Panchayat and Rural Development, Agriculture Marketing and Fisheries – will be set up in the premises of Hul Utsav. Awareness will be spread among people about the different facilities and schemes taken up the departments for their benefits in the camps.
Women from different self help groups will also be participating in the programme. Goods and other products prepared by them will be exhibited and available for sale.
The State Government will also showcase its achievements in bringing an overall development of Jangalmahal in the past five years. In other districts, two-day long programmes will be held, in which folk and tribal artists will be performing to celebrate the occasion.