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Updated on: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:53 PM IST

Tribal artists to be honoured on Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day from next year

MP government has announced annual Raja Sangram Shah Samman for tribal artistes
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with a tribal  artiste at CM house  in Bhopal on Tuesday    | FP

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with a tribal artiste at CM house in Bhopal on Tuesday | FP

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BHOPAL: Outstanding artists among tribal community members will henceforth be honoured on MP Foundation Day on November 1 every year.

This was announced by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday when as many as 650 tribal artists who performed during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhopal, called on him at the CM house.

The CM also announced an incentive amount of Rs 5000 each to the 650 tribal artists.

Earlier, on Sunday, the CM had announced an annual Raja Sangram Shah Samman for tribal artistes. The award, including Rs 5 lakh in cash, has been named after tribal freedom fighter and ruler Raja Sangram Shah of central India.

Tribal artists called on chief Minister at the CM house on Tuesday

Tribal artists called on chief Minister at the CM house on Tuesday | FP

Speaking at a function at MP Tribal Museum CM had said, “The award would go to tribal artistes for their outstanding performance and remarkable contribution to the field of tribal art, songs and music.”

On Tuesday, addressing the tribal artists at the CM House Chouhan said, “Singing, playing musical instruments and dancing have been a part of life since the time of human existence and creation…Make your living and the existence of others meaningful.”

CM said Madhya Pradesh government would give full protection and encouragement to the tribal artists of Madhya Pradesh.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi searched the talented tribal artists of the country and gave them prestigious awards like Padma Shri.

The folk-dance artists are really talented. Folk dance is a powerful medium to express joy.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:53 PM IST
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