Tribal Festival "Mondei 2011" kicks off

Mondei deities
Nowrangpur. November 2: The three day long annually celebrated, district level tribal cultural festival  "Mondei 2011" was inaugurated by the Orissa State Information and Public Relations Minister Mr.Prafulla Santa on Tuesday evening at "Mondei ground" in Nowrangpur.
Earlier the district officials including Collector Mr.Sibha Bhrata Das along with Maa Bhandaragharani performed pooja to local deities.
Minister enjoying an elephant ride in festival
State Ministers, M.P. M.L.A, Collector and other officials in festival rally
A huge festive rally was organised in the evening. Chief Guest Mr.Prafulla Santa, State Minister from Nowrangpur Mr.Ramesh Majhi, Memeber of Parliament Mr. Pradeep Majhi, Nowrangpur MLAs Mr.Manohar Rondhari, Mr.Bhujabhala Majhi, ZP Chairman Mr.Bhagirathi Nayak,Vice-Chairperson Mrs.Manjula Majhi, Municipal Chairman Mr.Prafulla Tripati, Ummerkote NAC Chairman Mr.Khageswar Mahanty, Superintend of Police, Nowrangpur Mr.Niti Shekar and several public representatives and district level officials were participated in "Mondei 2011" rally.
Tribal women carrying flower baskets
Minister Mr.Santa also inaugurated the "Pallishri Mela" in which 230 stalls were established by the Self Helf Groups(SHG) from thirty districts of Odissa. 137 SHGs from Nowrangpur were also participated in "Pallishri Mela".
Artists performing tribal dance
Later a cultural program was performed by the eminent artists Mr. Manoranjan Pradhan and Minati Pradhan. Odissi , Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh folk dances were performed by the  Odisha artists from Baragad, Bhanjanagar, Junagad, Nuvapada in Nowrangpur district. Local artists from Nowrangpur performed folk and Adivasi dances on the occasion.

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