Tribal society has a glorious history – Governor
Governor Ramesh Bais said that the tribal society has a glorious history. Their civilization and culture is very rich. They are nature lovers. Their love for nature is reflected in every festival and ritual. The Governor was addressing the people at the ‘Sarhul Puja Mahotsav’ organized at the Faculty of Tribal and Regional Languages of Ranchi University on Friday. He said that when the whole world is worried about global warming, the importance of such festivals increases even more. This festival inspires humans for the protection and promotion of nature.
Many beliefs about the three-day Sarhul festival
Tribal religious leader Jaglal Pahan said that on the first day of the three-day Sarhul festival, the people of the tribal society observe a fast. In the morning, they go to the fields and water bodies to catch crabs and fish. After worship, keep it safe in the kitchen. It is a belief that at the time of sowing the crop, the crab is washed with cow dung water. After this, the seeds of the crops are soaked with the same dung water and put in the fields. There is a belief among the ancestors that like 8 to 10 legs of a crab, a lot of roots will come out in the crop itself and there will be plenty of earrings. There will be a good harvest.
A balance has to be struck between needs and challenges
Hemant Soren said that in the materialistic era, the challenges are also coming up according to the speed with which the needs are increasing. Its direct effect is being read on our natural system system. If you can’t strike a balance between your needs and challenges, then you have to be ready to bear the brunt of it. In such a situation, it is necessary that it is impossible to return what we are getting from the lap of nature, but by planting trees and saving trees, we can contribute something towards nature. The Chief Minister also asked the people to come forward to save the rivers, streams and mountains along with the forest.
Separate multi story hostel for tribal students
Hemant Soren said that the government has decided to provide well equipped and necessary facilities to the hostels. The renovation work of the hostels has also started. In this episode, an action plan has been chalked out to give a new dimension to the tribal hostel. Separate multi-storey hostels for boys and girls will be built here, where there will be complete arrangements for living of 500 boys and 500 girls studying. He announced to renovate the Science and Arts Block of Ranchi Women’s College.
Adults and children danced to the beats of Mandar
On the occasion of Sarhul festival, a huge procession was taken out in the capital Ranchi. The women and men participating in the procession were dancing to the beat of Mandar wearing traditional clothes. The procession of different Sarna committees reached Sirmtoli, where the procession would end. Adequate security arrangements have been made in the city regarding the Shobha Yatra. Till late evening, the process of returning the people involved in the Shobha Yatra continued.
New Year’s agricultural cycle begins with Sarhul Puja
In Sarhul festival itself, people of tribal and tribal society seek permission from Mother Earth and Lord Surya to use fruits, flowers and leaves. According to Jagalal Pahan, consumption of fruits and flowers is prohibited before this. Along with Sarhul Puja, the agricultural cycle of the new year also begins.
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