Bhubaneswar: A three-day Tribal Dance Festival has started at the Utkal Mandap here on Monday. The festival organised by the SC and ST Research Training Institute (SCSTRT), was inaugurated by Lalbihari Himirika ST and SC Development Minister.

On its inaugural evening, various events were presented such as Kalasi dance by Santhal tribes from Rairangpur, Gusadi dance by Gond tribe from Andhra Pradesh, Durua dance by Durua tribe from Jaypore, Oraon dance by Oraon tribe from Panposh and Dhap dance by Kandha tribe from Bolangir, inorder to show the most colourful cultural aspects of tribal life.

As per sources, the event is being held from 6pm to 9pm.