Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mysore to house state's first tribal museum soon


A tribal museum depicting tribal life, art and artifacts will come up on a 2.5 acres of land  at Kergalli, about seven kilometers from city. There are 50 tribal communities in State, and a detailed information
about their tradition, cultures, art, way of living and festival celebrations, food habit, musical instruments used, songs, dances, tribal languages, will be displayed at the museum.

Huts of the tribals of forest based tribes Soliga, Jeenukuruba, Siddi, Koraga, Yeerava, Kadu Kuruba, and other communities will be another major attraction of the museum. The museum also to house a rich
collection of wood sculptures, weapons, jewelry, tribal dresses, terracotta and anthropological objects, tribal craftsmanship, models depicting their kitchen attire and utensilles, farming materials, and
much more.

This apart, a documentary revealing their complete lifestyle will be screened at the museum. In all, the life to tribals to come alive at the tribal museum. The volunteers have already started collection of
tribal artifacts have started in Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Bellari.

The museum will come at the cost of Rs 28 crore, consists of Indoor / Out door museum, training center and hostel, guest house, administrative block, digital library, and auditorium to host tribal events.

Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute Director Basavanagounda says for those who are curious to know about tribal life style, and day to day activity, the museum will be end point and researchers will be
benefitted in large.

'So far, there is no particular tribal institute in State, to depict the tribal culture, life style. The museum will be unique, and through the center tribes will be motivated, and awareness programmes, and
various government facilities will be made to reach them', he added.

'In future days plans are on card to inter connect 24 tribal museums in the country, using a software to be provided by Government of India. With this, a person visiting any tribal museum in the country,
can have a symaltaneously look of other tribal museums across country,' he added.

CM Siddaramaiah will lay the foundation by December end. Central Government will sanction Rs 18 crore and State government Rs 10 crore for the project. Blue print will be prepared by this week end for the project.

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