New Delhi: head of Congress Rahul gandhi participates in a folk dance at the inaugural ceremony of Rashtriya Adivasi Nritya Mahotsav in Raipur.

The Congress leader is the guest of honor at the event chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. The National Tribal Dance Festival is held for the first time in Chhattisgarh.

More than 1,350 participants from the country’s 25 states and Union Territories and six countries will participate in the three-day dance festival and showcase their respect for folk art cultures, the state government said in a statement. .

29 tribal art troupes will present more than 43 styles from four different dance forms.

In accordance with the proposed program published by the Department of Culture, on Day 1 of the Dance Festival, that is, December 27, dance competitions based on traditional folk dance forms related to weddings and others customary rituals, traditional festivals, agricultural activities will be organized from 11:45 am.

On December 28, starting at 9 a.m., artists from Gujarat will stage the Vasava dance, artists from Andhra Pradesh will stage the Dhimsa dance, artists from Tripura will stage the Mamita dance and likewise artists from different states will perform dance performances.

On the third day of the event, Lashpa dance from Uttarakhand, Bakarwal dance from Jammu, Bhadam dance from Madhya Pradesh, Gaddi dance from Himachal Pradesh, Folk dances from Karnataka and Sikkim, Damkach dance from Jharkhand, the Dandami dance from Dantewada district to Chhattisgarh be staged.

The leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, the member of the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, Ahmad Patel, Motilal Vora, the ex-deputy KC Venugopal, the president of the Congress Priyanka Gandhi are among the other guests planned for the opportunity.