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  • 19 March, 2021

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Conservation of Ancient Folk Cultures

Conservation of Ancient Folk Cultures

To protect, preserve & promote various forms of folk art and ancient folk cultures throughout the country including Jharkhand, Bihar and Kerala, the Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) with headquarters at Patiala, Nagpur, Udaipur, Prayagraj, Kolkata, Dimapur and Thanjavur.

  • Ancient folk cultures being preserved in Jharkhand are
    • Faguwa Nritya, Turi Nritya, Paika Nritya,
    • Homoeopathy,
    • Tribal dance (Karam Nritya).
  • Ancient folk cultures being preserved in Bihar are Lok Gathas namely :
    • "Reshma Chuharmal" , "Bihula Bishari", "Naradi" ,
    • Bidesia Lok Natya ,
    • Godana Painting (Madhubani),
    • Lok Natya "Hirni-Birni" (Magadh region),
    • Panwaria, Domkach & Sohar Khilona folk dance, Jharni & Jhinjhia folk dance (Mithilanchal Area),
    • Drupad Dhamar, Godna Geet, Sikki Kala,
    • Tikuli Art and Madhubani Painting.
  • Ancient folk cultures being preserved in Kerala-
    • are Poorakali, Malayankettu & Kannerpattu (Kannur),
    • Daffumuttu (Malabar), Kanyarkali (Thrissur) and Arabanaumuttu (Kozhikode).

Source: PIB

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