Madhya Pradesh is a treasure trove of art and culture CM Chouhan opens 5-day “Lokrang” ceremony at Ravindra Bhavan
Bhopal, Jan 27
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the economy of the state has been badly affected due to Corona, but arts and artists will be given full patronage and will be continuously promoted in the state. Rich in natural wealth, Madhya Pradesh is a treasure trove of art and culture. Tribal art and culture of the state is our invaluable heritage. The Department of Culture deserves to be lauded for events of tribal art like ‘Lokrang’.
Chief Minister Chouhan inaugurated the 36th national tribal and folk arts festival on the occasion of Republic Day at Ravindra Bhavan today. Culture Minister Usha Thakur presided over the programme. Principal Secretary Culture Shiv Sehkhar Shukla delivered the welcome address. At the outset, Chief Minister Chouhan performed kanya pujan and lit the lamp.
Colours of Lokrang seen after a long time
Chief Minister Chouhan said that it is the result of the efficient leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi that today we are able to effectively control Corona and organize various events. After a very long time, the hues of Lokrang are visible. We salute our Corona warriors, because of whom we are able to organize festivals and celebrate today.
CM enjoys Bundeli folk dance ‘Bodh’
Chief Minister Chouhan enjoyed the Bundeli folk dance ‘Bodh’ sitting among the audience and encouraged the artists. The presentation, which showcased Bundeli culture in its true colours, overwhelmed everyone.
M.P. will establish new dimensions in the field of tourism
Culture and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Chouhan, M.P. is establishing new dimensions in the field of tourism and culture. Innovations like spiritual tourism, home stay, rural and agro stay are being done in the state.
CM visits ‘Pranati Exhibition’
Chief Minister Chouhan visited the tribal art exhibition ‘Pranati’ at the venue and praised the artworks on display. Artworks of famous tribal artist Late Pema Fatya and Gond painter Late Kala Bai were displayed. The tribal exhibition depicts tribal rituals, tribal life, cultivation, marriage ceremonies, religious events, Narmada origin etc. very well.
Awards given to parade and tableaux
Chief Minister Chouhan gave away state level awards to the parade and best performing tableaux in the Republic Day programme. First prize for the parade was given to the Hawk Force, second prize to M.P. Special Armed Forces and third prize was bagged by the Jail Department. For the best tableaux, first prize was given to the Tribal Affairs Department, second prize to Archaeological department and third prize to Social Justice Department.
Padmashri Bhuri Bai and tribal artist Arjun Baghmare honoured
Chief Minister Chouhan honoured famous Bhili painter of Madhya Pradesh Bhuri Bai, who received the Padmashri today. Chouhan also honoured Thathya tribal dancer Arjun Baghmare.