Madhya Pradesh Tourism minister says tribal society is the backbone of Indian culture

Bhopal: Tribal society of Madhya Pradesh is the backbone of Indian culture. Tribal society has saved Indian values ​​through its paintings by staying connected with Indian culture and rites. The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Spirituality, Usha Thakur was addressing the inauguration program of ‘Chitra Shivir’ focused on the painters of Bhil and Gond community at the Tribal Museum, Bhopal. Ms. Thakur said that ‘Chitra Shivir’ has been organized to promote the sacred tradition of beautiful painting of the tribal society and to give due value and respect to the artists for their hard work. Ms. Thakur inaugurated the camp by drawing on canvas along with famous Bhili painter Bhuri Bai. Ms Thakur also honored Bhuri Bai for her contribution in the field of art by giving a shawl and shriphal and welcomed all the invited artists with a bouquet.

Principal Secretary Culture Shri Shiv Shekhar Shukla informed that ‘Chitra Shivir’ focused on ‘Glory of Nature in Tradition’ is being organized by Gond and Bhili painters by Tribal Folk Arts and Boli Development Academy of Culture Department. In the ‘Chitra Shivir’, the public will be able to buy paintings from the private collection of more than 70 invited painters. Shri Shukla informed that an online platform will be made available by the Department of Culture and Tourism by preparing a portal for selling and buying paintings of tribal artists. On this portal, artists will be able to upload the photo of their artwork along with the price. Unique ID will be generated for each picture. Due to which the painter will get the copyright right of his picture. The more times the painter’s picture is sold, the royalty will come in his account. This work is being done by the Madhya Pradesh government with the aim of protecting the rights and income of tribal artists.

On the occasion of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ under ‘Gamak’ series, ‘Chitra Shivir’ will be displayed for the visitors from 12 noon to 6 pm from 7 to 11 July. On this occasion, invited painters and concerned officials including Director Culture Shri Aditi Kumar Tripathi were present.

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