75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav : Tribes India The Art and Soul of India ‘Aadi Chitra’

The Exhibition Tribes India The Art and Soul of India ‘Aadi Chitra’ has been organised by TRIFED (under Ministry of Tribal Affairs) and Indian Museum, Kolkata to celebrate Janjatiya Gaurav Divas as a part of 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Government of India declared November 15 (Birth Anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda) to celebrate as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas in memory of tribal freedom fighters. Bhagwan Birsa Munda was born on 15th November 1875 in Ulihatu village, Jharkhand. He took up the cause of the Adivasis and fought against the oppressive Britishers.

Paintings of different tribals such as Gond (Madhya Pradesh), Warli (Maharastra), Pithora (Gujarat), Saora (Orissa), etc. have been showcased here. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. Kunar Hembram, the Honourable Member of Parliament and curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya(Curator, Art Alinda). Other distinguished guests present in this program were Dr. Jayanta Roy, the Honourable Member of Parliament , Minakshi Mishra, the Zonal Director, ICCR (Kolkata), Dr. Sayan Bhattacharya, the Education Officer of Indian Museum (Kolkata), Raj Vashisth, the Regional Manager of TRIFED.

Venue: Indian Museum, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata- 700016

Date: November15 – November 24, 2022

Timing: 10am -5.pm

Tribals from Bolpur, West Bengal performed during the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition at Indian Museum

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