Bhubaneswar, Jan 26:
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik formally inaugurated the annual state level Adivasi Mela at Adivasi Padia in Unit-I area on Sunday evening.
A total of 12 tribal groups would showcase their art and craft during the 15-day long Mela which would be conclude on February 9.
The tribal artists from across the state would present traditional dances, songs, drama in the evening everyday at the Mela.
A total of 175 stalls have come up at the Mela. While 29 stalls showcase the village clusters , the way of living of the tribals, their household articles and livelihood patterns, 32 stalls will sell a variety of forest and agricultural produce.