A Proposal should be prepared to create Folk Art and Culture Colleges in Bastar, Surguja and Raipur on the lines of KhairagarhSangeetVishwavidyalaya: Chief Minister Mr. Baghel

Raipur ( | To preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Chhattisgarhi Folk art, Chief Minister Mr. BhupeshBaghel has directed the Culture Department to prepare a proposal to create a College of Folk Arts and Culture in Bastar,Sarguja and Raipur on the lines of Khairagarh’s Indira Gandhi SangeetMahavidhyalaya. Mr. Baghel said that with the establishment of this college,the tradition of Chhattisgarhi Folk Art can be preserved and promoted and our traditional artisans and folk artists will be valued and encouraged to pursue Folk art further. He also directed to send a proposal to the central government to set up a centre of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak in Chhattisgarh.
In a bid to extend out state government-run Public Welfare Schemes of Education,Health to specially protected backward tribes,Mr. Baghel said that  awareness campaigns should be conducted for such public welfare schemes in tribal areas through folk arts parties(kalaJattha’s). He said that programs should be prepared in local dialects through Kala jatthas, so that they can have a wider reach in specified regional languages so that everybody can benefit from public welfare schemes. The use of regional language and art to spread public welfare campaigns will result in benefiting protected backward tribes like Pando of Surguja, Baiga and Kamar tribe of  Gariaband , Kawardha, Sihawa-Nagri and Magarlod region. He further said that Manas competition will be organized in January next year under Ramayana Mandali Promotion Scheme.