Mana Village

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    Syllabus: GS1/Geography

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    • Akashvani Delhi celebrated the successful culmination of India’s Presidency of the G-20 summit and the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ initiative with a grand cultural extravaganza in Village Mana, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

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    • Akashvani Delhi has been actively engaged in a series of programs celebrating India’s G-20 Presidency and the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ initiative since July.
      • Nearly 25 diverse programs have been organized under this initiative, showcasing the talents of India’s youth.
      • It aims to bring listeners from urban areas closer to the heart of rural India and its diverse cultural heritage.
    • The women of Mana Village participated in various folk dances and songs, and performed in Declamation on topics like Tourism, Vocal for local and Digital India.

    About Mana Village

    • Mana is located in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand and shares a border with China and was previously referred to as the “last village” but is now referred to as the “first Indian village”.
    • It is located on the banks of the River Saraswati, just 3 km away from the town of Badrinath, making it one of the best tourist attractions in the region.
    • The people living in Mana village belong to the Bhotia community, a Mongol tribe.
    • Mana is renowned for its woollen garments and materials, which are made primarily from sheep wool.
    • It holds a huge religious significance for the Hindus as the place is related to the time of Mahabharata. 

    Source: PIB