Focus on preserving tribal artefacts

December 11, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 03:00 pm IST - KHAMMAM:

The Regional Centre of Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute (TCR&TI) has laid renewed focus on preserving and popularising the rich collection of objects and artefacts of tribal communities at the mini-museum in Bhadrachalam. The mini-museum at the Youth Training Centre on the premises of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) office has a rich collection of a wide range of little over 200 objects that have immense cultural significance.

The collection includes agricultural implements, traditional tools, musical instruments, bamboo artefacts and other exhibits illustrating the distinctive lifestyle of tribal people and their traditions and customs. The TCR&TI regional centre has brought out several books highlighting the glorious cultural heritage of tribal people inhabiting the forest fringe villages in the Bhadrachalam Agency.

Our regional centre has published books titled Koya Thega Samskruti and Girijana Pandugalu to preserve the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities for posterity, says Vasantha Rao, Superintendent of mini-museum.

Some of the books contain the pictures of the exhibits at the mini-museum, he says, adding that the books were being made available to the inmates of the Tribal Welfare Educational Institutions, including Ashram schools, in the Agency areas.

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