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.