The Culture festival in Nagarhole forest
This festival brought together about 200 tribals from all over Mysore district. This one day event discussed the decline in tribal cultural values as a result of economic deprivation, unemployment and alcoholism. Tribal leaders led discussions on how to conduct advocacy campaigns to defend their rights to livelihood within the forest, and their rights to land grants. They reaffirmed the best cultural values from their respective traditions which would help to foster unity and fight alcoholism.