Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Purvasha folk
and tribal art museum at Barkul near Chilika in Odisha through video conferencing
from state secretariat here on Saturday.
“The museum will play a significant role in promoting, protecting and
projecting the cultural heritage of Odisha at a global platform”, the
Chief Minister said after inaugurating the museum.
The CM stated that art is the manifestation of our finer
sensibilities. Culminating from the core of our heart, it gives
our inner self an identity. It is not about shape or colours, it is
all about our dreams, struggle, pursuits and soul-searching that gives
a different meaning to our life, he said.
Odisha has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. We have experts and
practitioners of various forms of art and crafts in our state. Our
traditional, folk, classical and contemporary dance and music forms,
and our tribal dance and songs speak of our rich heritage and cultural
identity. Our unique handicrafts, silver and filigree works,
terracotta, pottery, golden grass and cane works, applique, horn
works, stone and wood carvings have brought us glory from all over the
world, he added.
The CM also launched the website of ODIART Centre.
The tribal art museum constructed by ODIART is situated in a 5-acre
area. It has 16 galleries featuring traditional art such as
Pattachitra, Manjapa card, painting, Chandua (canopies) and Mukha.