For the last 19 years, on the great and auspicious clarion of the Republic Day, The Academy has been organizing a five-day festival of tribal and folk, performing arts in Bhopal. This festival is entirely based on the rich folk tradition of the estate and the country and is known as LOKRANG. In the series of Indian culture folk traditions so deeply interwoven in people's lives, the festival is particularly focused on single geographical and geo-cultural unit of the country besides Madhya Pradesh State's own. This year the LOKRANG will be focused on the Western States of India; Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman-Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli. The festival is held in January.