Noamundi (Jharkhand), Mar 29 (PTI) More than 450 tribal musicians and performing artists have participated in a musical fest at Noamundi Sports Complex in West Singhbhum district, close to Odisha border, a senior officer of Tata Steel said here today. Also Read - Market Today: Sensex Opens 200 Pts Higher, Nifty Tops 10,369 in Early Trade Hours; Tata Steel Top Gainer

The ore, mines and quarries (OMQ) division of Tata Steel organised yesterday the first-ever tribal musical conclave – Sarjom Baa’ (flowers of sal tree) – to celebrate the cultural legacy of the indigenous population, primarily of the Kolhan region, he said. Also Read - Tata Steel Asks LGBTQ Employees To Declare Partners To Avail HR Benefits, Progressive Move Lauded

“A total of 465 tribal musicians from across the Kolhan region as well as adjoining states of Odisha and Bengal came together to play unified tribal music, choreographed by Jitrei Hansda, a renowned theatre artist from Jharkhand,” Pankaj Kumar Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel, said. Also Read - Tata Steel to Slash 3,000 Jobs in Europe For Aid Transformation

Around 5000 people grooved and jived to the tunes of tribal music at the conclave, he said.

An exhibition of diverse tribal instruments such as ‘mandar’, ‘tirio’, ‘sakhwa’, ‘banam’, ‘ho buang’, ‘santhali dhak’, ‘khadra’ and ‘nagara’ was also set up at the venue on this occasion, Satija said.

“The event was aimed at promoting the cultures and customs of our employees and their communities. The initiative will contribute to building a sustainable and inclusive society. I was glad to see people turning up in large numbers for the event,” Satija explained.

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