9 May 2012

Promotion of Mithila Paintings

The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Government has taken steps to promote and popularize the Mithila form of paintings including providing platform for its artists to showcase their talent and find buyers for them through the attached subordinate offices and autonomous institutions under the Ministry.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) organises various exhibitions, workshops, seminars etc. to popularize art and craft forms, including Mithila form of painting. Moreover, Craft Museum, under the Ministry of Textiles, invites two craft persons working in the area of Mithila art under the Craft Demonstration programme every month

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