Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) organised its 25th year celebrations on 6th August 2012 at New Delhi. Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Hon’ble Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj inaugurated the celebrations. Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Smt. Vibha Puri Das IAS, Secretary, Tribal Affairs and Shri. Jiji Thomson IAS, Managing Director, TRIFED were also prresent during the occassion. TRIFED is a member of Fair Trade Forum - India.
To commemorate the Silver Jubilee celebrations,TRIFED launched it’s debut quarterly house journal “Aaina,” which was unveiled by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. The event was followed by a talk by Dr. Abhay Bang, eminent Gandhian and revolutionary pediatrician, whose phenomenal contribution in tackling the myriad endemic health problems amongst the tribals of Gadchiroli, Maharshtra is unparalleled.
Several distinguished guests graced the celebrations with their presence. The celebration was followed by a cultural gala of smiles, hope and togetherness in the evening at NCUI Auditorium,3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. The cultural evening was graced by Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal Affairs as Chief Guest and Shri V. Namgyel, His Excellency, the Ambassador of Bhutan to India as the Guest of Honour. Three outstanding performers of TRIFED were felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal Affairs.
The programme was followed by fun time of Bollywood melodies, laughs, entertainment and Silver Jubilee feast for the entire staff.