A folk and tribal art museum was opened on Saturday at Barkul near Chilika, 100 km from here, to promote rural art, culture and literature of the state. Tourists visiting Chilika Lake can have a look at the museum and spent a quality time there.
hief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum through videoconferencing from the Secretariat here. He said the museum will play a significant role in promoting, protecting and projecting state’s great cultural heritage at a global platform.
The museum is an important part of the ODIART Centre established on a sprawling five acres of land at Barkul, around 200 metres from Panthanivas. It is developed by Society for Development of Rural Literature, a non-profit cultural society. The Union culture department has sanctioned Rs 3 crore for infrastructure development of the centre, while the state government has provided a fund of Rs 50 lakh to install artifacts and arts in the museum.