Khairagarh to be developed as Chhattisgarh’s art capital : Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur ( | Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the three-day long Khairagarh festival late on Wednesday. On the occasion, he performed Bhoomipujan of development works worth Rs 6 crore 51 lakh and returned the amount of Rs 1 crore 57 lakh to 17127 investors in Rajnandgaon district duped by chit fund companies. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also inaugurated 9 Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools established at a cost of Rs 14 crore 74 lakh in Rajnandgaon district.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel paid tributes to the founder of Khairagarh Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, ‘Raja’ of Khairagarh Raja Virendra Bahadur Singh, and Rani Padmavati Devi and Princess Indira. Established in the year 1956 with a dedicated spirit towards music, the university has made a special identity in the country and the world. He congratulated everyone for the creation of Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai district and for the organization of Khairagarh festival. He said that Khairagarh district formation process has started and an OSD has also been appointed here. Besides, Salhewara has been upgraded as Tehsil while Jalbandha as Sub Tehsil. He stressed on the need to promote the rich and unique historical culture, folk culture and art and music of the state. The newly formed Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai district is to be developed as a prosperous district and ‘art capital’ of Chhattisgarh state. He said that there should be a study centre for art and music in Bastar, Surguja, Raigarh and Raipur. He informed about provision for this in the state budget.