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Exhibition, lecture, dance mark IGRMS foundation day celebrations

BHOPAL: The second day of the 37th foundation day celebrations of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) was marked with exhibition, lecture and food delicacies apart from folk and tribal dances of north eastern India, on Friday.

The visitors got a taste of food appetisers viz smashed fish curry, leafy vegetables, red rice, moong daal, chutney, pickle, korma etc. This was followed by exhibition titled “Rock Art Heritage of India”. Showcasing the rock paintings from different states of India, this photographic exhibition was inaugurated at the Rock Art Centre of the Sangrahalaya by Dr GL Badam, retired Professor of Palaeontology, Deccan College of Pune.

Thereafter, Padma Bhushan Prof TK Oommen, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi delivered annual IGRMS Lecture on “Adivasis of Bharat: victims of erroneous conceptualisation and inappropriate policies.” Stressing upon the need of uplift of adivasis or tribals of India, Prof Oommen discussed briefly about the policies and amendments of Govt of India.

“In order to make the presence of tribal permanent, the policies should be made following the culture, language and territory adivasis,” said Prof Oommen. The lecture was attended by distinguished audience including staff of Anthropological Survey of India, museum professionals etc.

Next up was ‘Ishanika,’ where the dance troupes from north eastern India in their colourful and vibrant costumes performed beautiful dances. This was followed by Cheraw dance of Mizoram, Bihu dance of Assam, Wangla dance of Meghalaya, Hojagiri dance of Tripura etc at Charaiveti-open air stage of the Sangrahalaya. Visitors shall be given free entry till March 23.