Tribal folk art must be in the reach of common man – Governor

Workshop on tribal folk art paintings inaugurated at Raj Bhavan

Bhopal, February 15, 2018 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Inaugurating a tribal painting workshop at Raj Bhavan here today Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel said that tribal folk art should be included as an additional course in schools and competitions should be organized on this art. She said that there is need to take tribal folk art to the reach of common man and publicize it. The Governor drew a ‘Swastik’ and inaugurated the workshop. The workshop which will continue from February 15 to 23 at the Kshipra Guest House at Raj Bhavan premises has been organized by Department of Culture, Adivasi Lok Kala Parishad and Tribal Folk Art and Dialects Development Academy, Bhopal. Ten Bhils and 10 Gond tribe artists will exhibit their paintings at the workshop. The workshop will be open from 11 am to 6 pm. Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao, Principal Secretary Culture Mr. Manoj Shrivastava, Commissioner AYUSH Mrs. Shikha Dubey, Director Mr. Akshay Kumar Singh, Coordinator Tribal Museum Mr. Ashok Mishra and Director Mrs. Vandana Pandya were also present on the occasion.

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