Rajkiya Janjatiya Hizla Mela 2020
On February 3, 1890, the Hijala Mela was started at the time of the then British District Magistrate John Roberts Casteres. It is believed that the fair was started with the aim of understanding local traditions, customs and social regulation and to communicate directly to the local people. In the same context, the word “Hijala” is also derived from “His Laws”. There is also a belief that the Hijala Mela has been named on the basis of local village Hijla. In the year 1975, the Tribal word was added to the Hijala Mela on the initiative of Shri G.R. Patwardhan, then the then Commissioner of Shanti Parghana. The Jharkhand government decided to commemorate this fair as a festival since 2008 and in 2015, this fair was given the status of the state fair, after which this fair is known as “State Tribal Hijala Mela Festival”.
Generally this fair is celebrated in the Shukla side of Magh-Phalgun. By this time, rural farmers are free from the work and remains in the mood of celebration. In the context of the Sohrai festival, the rich cultural heritage of the entire region is reflected in the whole of the world with its consistency. This fair not only represents the wonderful coordination of the tribal communities but the common heritage of local non-tribal communities. The location of the Hijala Mela, between the Mayurakshi river and the mountain plateaus, coming out of the Trikuta Mountains, gives it unique beauty. The streams of the river, the birds, the tone of the birds, the dancing, the drum and the angels unanimously force everyone to wiggle. It is as if the flow of the Hijla has become pervading in every person and the particle of nature.
Hijala fair is full of diversity. While tribal culture, dance music is performed on one hand, on the other hand, arranging a discussion between children’s quiz, conversation, debate competition and intellectuals throughout the day on the inner art stage, by conventional storyline by college students at night Stage, competition between cultural parties on the external art stage and cultural evening in which national-international level artists Performs, Sports takes over shops in the respective segment with the competition-book, catering, entertainment, animals and more. Stalls are set up by the departments for the purpose of mobilizing the various schemes of the government, so that the farmers, in order to make them aware of modern technology, are examined by the agriculture, the soul, the gardens and the fisheries.
If you want to feel close to folklore and folk songs, if you want to experience the eternal music and its rhythm in nature, if you want to drown in the folk mangal samarasata, then once you must come to meet the hijla.