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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 06.06.2013

Tribal Museum

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Tribal Museum at Bhopal today (June 6, 2013).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was very happy to be here at the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum and to see its extraordinary display of the art and traditions of the tribal populations of this region. He said that it is from a clearer understanding of traditional societies and their culture, their religious beliefs and day to day rituals, their occupations and handicrafts and from the depictions in their various art forms that we can better appreciate the dynamics of our nation’s evolution and the greatness of its ancient civilization.

Tribal Museum

The President congratulated the Government of Madhya Pradesh for protecting, promoting and disseminating so many facets of the tribal traditions of Madhya Pradesh and said that he was confident that this one of a kind Tribal Museum would serve as a resource centre for researchers, scholars, students exploring various aspects of tribal culture and daily life. It can also serve as a very useful focal point for facilitating a dialogue and mutual exchange between tribal and urban societies, he added.

This release issued at 2010 hrs