Myriad programmes held at IGRMS

Bhopal: On the occasion of World Environment Day, trekking under ‘We and Our Environment’, doodle drawing and painting competition, workshop on Kalighat Painting (Do and Learn Training Program), inauguration of exhibition of paintings on Narmada River, Kovil Kadu Punit Van Anushthan, dance drama based on Narmada River, museum popular lecture were organized at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. First of all, in the program We and Our Environment, all the 250 registered participants took part in trekking in the museum premises During this, the museum’s horticulture officer Mr. Dheer Singh identified the trees.

Doodle Drawing Painting Competition

In this competition, 20 children from different schools of the city participated and made doodle drawings. Through their drawings, they have highlighted the importance of environmental protection, cleanliness and greenery. This competition was organized to promote creativity among children and make them aware about the environment.

Workshop on Kalighat Painting

The aim of this workshop is to promote traditional art forms as well as spread the message of environmental conservation. While training the registered participants, Mr. Kalam Patua, a traditional artist from West Bengal, told that Kalighat painting is believed to have originated from the famous Kalighat temple of Bengal. It was started by the Patua community. Under this art, paintings of Goddess Kali were made on handmade cloth or paper, which were sold as souvenirs to devotees who visited the temple to see Goddess Kali.

Kovil Kaadu Sacred Forest Rituals

Kovil Kadu sacred forest ritual was performed by the Tamil community residing in Bhopal and the worship of the deities of Kovil Kadu was done in the presence of Director Prof. Amitabh Pandey. On this occasion, Prof. Pandey said that worshipping nature in the sacred forests of Tamil Nadu is a part of the ancient tradition of India. Sacred forests, a form of nature worship, are part of the landscape of every village in Tamil Nadu.

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