State Affairs

Chhattisgarh starts work on tribal museum

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh Government has commenced the process for setting up the ‘Tribal Museum and Tribal Research & Training Centre’ at the ‘Purkhouti Muktangan’ premises here, officials informed.

Chief Minister Raman Singh on August 9 this year had also inaugurated ‘Aamcho Bastar’ open-air exhibition at ‘Purkhauti Muktangan’ premises, reports The Pioneer.

Later on, he had also carried out bhumi pujan of ‘Tribal Research & Training Centre’ and Tribal Museum in the new capital.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that ‘Purkhauti Muktangan’, developed by State Government’s Culture Department will become the centre of attraction for people in India and abroad.

‘Purkhauti Muktangan’ provides glimpses of culture and traditions of tribes living in various regions of Chhattisgarh along with the ancient tribal culture of Bastar and Surguja, he had stated.

On the occasion, Singh stated that ‘Aamcho Bastar’ reflects tribal culture of Bastar.

In the programme, Union Minister of State for Health Phaggan Singh Kulaste had stated that Purkhauti Muktangan and Aamcho Bastar artistically exhibit the rich tribal culture of the State.

In the inaugural programme earlier, the Chief Minister had also released a tourist guide, published with title ‘Aamcho Bastar’. This guide has been published by Directorate of Culture and Archaeology.

Notably, the Central government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.

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