Gadchiroli Festival concludes on a grand scale.

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The artistes of tribal dance and the officers seen at the concluding function of the festival.

Gadchiroli March 8 (District Correspondent) The ‘Gadchiroli Festival’ organized by the District Police Force on the sprawling grounds of Zilla Parishad under its ‘Dadalora Khidki’ initiative concluded on a grand scale the other day.

The two-day festival was concluded at the hands of Mr. Praveen Salunkhe, Additional DG and Sandeep Patil, DIG, Gadchiroli Range. Mr. Sanjay Meena, district Collector, Nilotpal, SP, Kumar Ashirwad, CEO, Zilla Parishad, Anuj Tare, Kumar Chinta, Yatish Deshmukh, Additional SPs, Mainak Ghosh, Project Officer, ITDP were prominently present on the occasion.

Birsa Munda Volleyball contest, Tribal Dance contest and Handicraft exhibition was the speciality of this festival in which hundreds of youths across the district participated and showed their skill. The logos of ‘Project Udan’ and ‘Project Utthan’ launched by the police force were also released on the occasion.

As many as 10 volleyball teams participated in the contest which presented the thrilling games. The first prize of Rs. 25,000 along with gold medal, trophy and certificate was bagged by the District Sports Training Team, the second prize of Rs. 20,000 and silver medal went to Mahesh Volleyball Team, Mukdigutta and third prize of Rs. 15,000 with bronze medal was won by RD Volleyball Team, Aheri.

Chaitanya Bhasharkar was adjudged as the Allrounder of the contest, Rangwallu Gawde got the best smasher prize and Firoz Barsinge got the best lifter prize. They were given attractive trophies.

In Tribal Rela Dance contest also 10 teams had participated and presented attractive dances thereby reintroducing the tribal culture. D Virus Group, Chamorshi won the first prize of Rs. 25,000, Yuwarang Rela Group, Marampalli got the second prize of Rs. 20,000 and Adiwasi Dance Team, Kondawahi bagged the third prize of Rs. 15,000.

More than 90 Self Help Groups and organizations from across the district presented their different products during the festival by displaying their stalls. This included handicraft items made from soil, wood and bamboo, eatables, organic rice, vegetables, laddus made from mahua, sharbat, biscuits, jam, products made from jamun etc. The products worth Rs. 24 lakhs were sold during the festival.

The police officers and jawans took pains for the success of the festival.

 

 

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