Lokrang is a worthy effort to introduce our cultural heritage: Governor

Colorful cultural programmes are being organized during 5-day fest

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government, Culture Department inaugurated the 39th National Festival of Tribal and Folk Arts ‘Lokrang’ on the occasion of Republic Day by lighting the lamp and offering floral tributes in front of the portrait of Bharat Mata on in the Ravindra Bhawan premises. During this, Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Minister of State for Culture, Tourism, Endowments and Religious Justice (Independent Charge) Shri Dharmendra Singh Lodhi, Principal Secretary Culture and Tourism Shivshekhar Shukla, Director Culture Shri Aditi Kumar Tripathi. And other officers, employees, listeners and spectators were present. In the program, the guests visited the exhibition of paintings of Padmashree Ms. Jodhaiya Bai, a painter from the special backward tribe Baiga.

Governor Patel has said that Lokrang is a commendable effort to introduce youth and children to our cultural heritage by highlighting our folk values??and artistic wealth. He expressed hope that Lokrang will inspire and encourage everyone to preserve India’s glorious past and rich cultural traditions, our rich cultural heritage, with combined efforts, faith and cooperation. Governor said that the happy, prosperous and free life that we all are leading in independent India is an invaluable legacy of the immortal sacrifice of our ancestors. Republic Day celebration is an opportunity to commit ourselves to building a developed India by taking inspiration from the indomitable bravery, courage, penance and sacrifice of freedom fighters. Governor was addressing the art lovers present at the five-day 39th Lokrang fest in the Rabindra Bhawan complex.

On the second day of Lokrang, under ‘Lokraag’, on 27th January, regional singing, Bundeli Kachhaii singing, Madhya Pradesh, Harbola singing, dances from Maharashtra and other states were presented. The program started with Vrindagaan and Mayurbhanj Chhau prepared by the School Education Department. Vrindagaan presentation was based on Raga Shuddh Bilawal. In the next episode of the program, Shri Ramrath Pandey and fellow artists from Uttar Pradesh presented Alha Gayan. In this presentation the battle of Alha Mado Garh was narrated.

Various programs are also being organized and performed in the ceremony on January 28 and 29, 2024 from 02 pm onwards.


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