KORAPUT: One can have the taste of tribal food during this year's Parab festival at Koraput, according to district Collector Rajesh Pravakar Patil. Apart from the food festival, a tribal medicine centre, giving an exposure to the richness of indigenous know-how of the tribal community in treating diseases would be opened at the venue, he said at a press conference here on Thursday. The fortnight-long tribal festival, after getting launched on December 22, would be an educational venture even for researchers. While the national-level seminar on tribal culture, to be organised by the district council of culture in association with Central University of Orissa here would provide a platform for researchers and scholars from across the country to discuss the impact of the modernisation on the tribal way of life, presentation of cultural heritage by the tribal communities themselves could be of greater advantage, Mr. Patil added.
Source: The Hindu