Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd (TRIFED) under the Union tribal ministry has launched two interesting competitions, ‘Be the Brand Ambassador of Tribes India’ and ‘Be a Friend of Tribes India’ Contest.

The competitions are being organized in association with MyGov.in, the citizen-government engagement platform.

“These competitions have been launched with the sole objective of promoting tribal craft, culture and lifestyle,” the Union tribal affairs ministry said in a statement.

Through these innovative contests, awareness about tribal heritage, arts, crafts can be enhanced among the general public.

With more knowledge and awareness about tribal heritage, it is hoped that citizens would contribute to overall tribal empowerment by purchasing more tribal products.

“Be the Brand Ambassador of Tribes India” is inviting stories featuring any tribal product (s) from customers across the country.

As per the statement, the stories should highlight his/ her experience in using the product and provide details of the product and the place/ shop from where it was purchased.

The requirement is that the stories are in the form of short videos ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

The tribal products may include gents or ladies’ apparel, jewellery, accessories, paintings, metal crafts, terracotta & pottery, decorative items, food & organic items, cane & bamboo items, stationery, furniture, home furnishings and cuisine.

Participants will have to share their stories in the form of a link to the video uploaded on YouTube. The contest will be on till May 14, 2021, the ministry said.

A total of 50 entries will be selected and awarded a gift voucher which will be valid at all Tribes India Showrooms and Tribesindia.com.

For more details, one can click at https://www.mygov.in/task/be-brand-ambassador-tribes-india

Following the success of its first quiz contest on Indian culture which was organised in association with MyGov in February, TRIFED has launched the second edition of the quiz.

Called ‘Be A Friend of Tribes India’, the quiz went live on MyGov on April 2, 2021 and will be on till May 14, 2021.
A total of 50 winners of this quiz will be awarded a Tribes India Gift Voucher, valid on Tribesindia.com and all Tribes India outlets.

The quiz can be taken at: https://quiz.mygov.in/quiz/be-a-friend-of-tribes-india-2021

Tribes constitute over 8% of our population, however, they are among the disadvantaged sections of the society.

An attitude that pervades among the mainstream is the erroneous belief that they have to be taught and helped.

However, the truth is otherwise – the tribals have a lot of teach in urban India. Characterised by natural simplicity, their creations have a timeless appeal.

The wide range of handicrafts which include hand-woven cotton, silk fabrics, wool, metal craft, terracotta, bead-work, all need to be preserved and promoted.

TRIFED as the nodal agency under the ministry of tribal affairs has been working to improve the income and livelihoods of the tribal people while preserving their way of life and traditions, the statement said.

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