Governor-cum-Chancellor of Universities of Jharkhand, C.P. Radhakrishnan participated in the 'Karam Mahotsav' organized at Ranchi University on Monday. The Governor participating at the event said that “Karma Puja,” also known as ‘Karma Parv’, is an important festival celebrated in our state, which reflects the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the country and is passed on from one generation to another. Just as a banana tree leaves behind a young sapling, this festival also helps in preserving the cultural heritage for the future generations. He said that our culture is very vibrant. People of different religions, communities, languages and cultures live here. Our country presents a unique and excellent example of unity in diversity.
The Governor said that this festival reflects the deep and unbreakable relationship between nature and humans. Our tribal brothers and sisters are true protectors of nature. The awareness of protecting nature is in their heart. They respect nature and give the message of its conservation to the whole world. He said that today the whole world is facing various environmental challenges due to global warming, in such a situation Karma Puja sets a better example for the whole world.
He said that today the whole world is facing various environmental challenges due to global warming and in such a situation Karma Puja sets a better example for the whole world.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren also extended greetings on the occasion of Karam festival. He wrote on X, ''Karam festival is a symbol of our rich culture that has been going on for centuries. May this holy festival, which reflects the unity of human life with nature and the utmost love and respect between brothers and sisters, bring happiness in the lives of all of you. I wish you all to remain healthy, happy and prosperous.'' On the occasion, tribals clean their houses and decorate them with flowers and leaves. In the evening, they worship the Karam tree, said Adivasi Jan Parishad president Prem Sahi Munda. ''The festival is celebrated for three different reasons. After the sowing season is over during Kharif, farmers expect good harvest. So, we worship Karam tree praying for good harvest. This is also important for brothers and sisters. Sisters fast and pray for wellbeing their brothers,'' he said. He said the third one is related to Karma. ''The festival is also known as Karma festival as it inspires people to do good deeds in life,'' he said.
One of biggest festivals after Sarhul, the tribals worship the Karam tree on the occasion and pray to mother nature to ensure rich harvest after the kharif season. Also, sisters pray for the wellbeing of their brothers on the occasion.