Bhutan & Indian Armed Force officers visit every art exhibit in Sangrahalaya

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2017 12:06:52

Staff Reporter,

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) promotes research and training for salvaging and revitalisation important cultural traditions which are on the verge of extinction. In this series, under the leadership of Dr A K Asthana, Director, ICM and Amit Mudgal, Faculty Member 36 JCOs and soldiers from Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Bhutan Royal Army and Bhutan Royal Guard undergoing training at Institute of Cooperative Management, visited IGRMS for a special guided tour.

In the interactive session with Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri Director, IGRMS explained the idea and purpose of this museum and congratulated Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Agriculture and Institute of Cooperative Management, for organising ‘Small Business & Rural Entrepreneurship Programme’ for defence personnel on the verge of their retirement. While interacting with the Directors of both the institutions the Defence personnel shared their post retirement plans.

Earlier, Director of ICM and Dr Asthana in his address said “Institute of Co-operative Management, Bhopal is organising skill development and management programmes for Indian Armed forces which has resulted to into resettlement of Soldiers in entrepreneurship and other fields after their retirement from forces”. He also thanked director, IGRMS for organising such a interactive guided tour, showcasing Pan Indian culture.

On this occasion, Administrative Officer of IGRMS, B K Chatterji thanked the Indian armed forces for their services through the officials present.

Earlier, the trainees visited Rock Art Shelter, various settlements of Tribal Habitat and Veethi Sankul indoor exhibition building and understood the details of anthropology. They saw for the first time an open air museum displaying Habitats of different tribes and communities belonging to different topographical region at one place.

They understood details about the cultural importance of the exhibits displayed in the museum from all over the country with special emphasis on Habitats. With huge collections from all regions, the soldiers were able to connect with the exhibits at different levels. The programme concluded by singing the national anthem.