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National Tribal Art & Craft Mela-2014 inaugurated

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National Tribal Art & Craft Mela-2014 inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: The National Tribal Art & Craft Mela-2014 inaugurated by ST&SC Development Minister Sri Lal Bihari Himirika today at SCSTRTI premises on Wednesday. Others who were present on the occasion are Commissioner-cum-Secretary, ST & SC Development Department Sri Surendra Kumar, Director(ST), Sri R.Raghuprasad, Director(SC) Sri Ramesh Chandra Sai, Director, SCSTRTI Prof.(Dr) Akhil Bihari Ota, MD, T.D.C.O.L, Sri Sushanta Nanda.

The National Art & Craft Mela is being organised by SCSTRTI, Bhubaneswar and IGRMS, Bhopal. Eight Tribal dominated states have sponsored their tribal artisans to participate the National Tribal Craft Mela. 81 numbers of participants representing 22 tribes are displaying 14 crafts in this Mela.

TRIFED, Govt of India & World Art have also sponsored 12 nos of artisans to participate in the National Tribal Art & Craft Mela. The Muria Painting, Bell Metal, Metal Work, Iron Craft & Bamboo Craft of Chhatisgarh, Painting of Madhyapradesh, Jharkhand, Maharastra, Gujurat & Manipur, Textile of Manipur & Assam, Basketry & Mask making of Manipur & Assam are displayed in the Craft Mela.

Tribal communities of Odisha like Lanjia Saura, Gond, Bhottada, Lodha, Juang, Santal & Bathudi, Mankiridia, Dongria Kandha have also displayed their arts & crafts on painting paddy craft, Bamboo Craft, Comb making, Lacquer Craft, Siali Fiber Craft, Jewellery Work, Dokra Craft & Embroidery Work.

The National Art & Craft Mela will continue till 27 th November and will be opened from 10AM to 6.30PM everyday at SCSTRTI premises.


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