Jamshedpur: A one day Tusu Mahotsava was organized at Garabasa football ground at Manifit to celebrate Makar Sankranti under the aegis of Sarbajanin Tusu Mela Committee.
The chief guest of the festival was district BJP president Dinesh Kumar while the special guest was Sardar Shailendra Singh of Central Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee.
Addressing a huge gathering, the BJP president said that Tusu was the cultural identity of the people of Jharkhand. He said there was a need to preserve the tribal identity at every cost. He assured to get high school status for the local Manav Vikas School for the benefit of local children.
The fair was marked by a number of events including traditional tribal dance event, cockfight and Tusu competition. The highest ‘choural’ (a tall slender structure made on the occasion of Tusu) was awarded at the fair. The fair was conducted by Krishna Lohar.