The three-day National Tribal Dance Festival and Rajyotsava 2021 will be inaugurated on Thursday at the Science College Ground here.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be the chief guest and open the event while Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will preside over.
The programme will begin with an attractive march past by tribal dancers from different states and foreign countries.
In the inaugural, Gaur Singh dancers from Nigeria, Palestine, Chhattisgarh and Hojagiri-Tripura will perform. An exhibition will be inaugurated after noon.
Dance competitions on the theme "wedding ceremony" will be held from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm in which 11 troupes will take part.
Governor Anusuiya Uikey will be the chief guest in the evening programme in which dancers from Swaziland, Uzbekistan and Mali will perform.