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CULTURE MAPPING OF 80 VILLAGES UNDER IGNCA

CULTURE MAPPING OF 80 VILLAGES UNDER IGNCA

Context:

According to the news published in The Hindu on 05 Dec 2021, culture mapping of 80 villages associated with famous people in history, especially the freedom movement, unique crafts, and festivals, has begun as a pilot project. The Indira Gandhi National Centre is conducting it for the Arts (IGNCA).

Key Points:

  • This work is expected to be completed this financial year.
  • From Sempore, Kashmir to Kanjirapally, Kerala, all the covered villages are connected to the freedom movement. Some towns have been selected for the project with their art practices.
  • The project will form a national register and interactive database of artists and art practices from the Indian villages.
  • Each artist will be given a unique ID and an established e-commerce set-up.

Work Under the Mission:

  • The work under this mission includes linking data collection with basic and field-based research based on detailed formats and queries, mobile application, interactive web portal, and an over-the-top (OTT) platform for displaying ethnographic documentaries/cultural events/ festivals, etc.

Selected Villages are:

  • Sempore or Pandrenthan in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir is linked with the 14th Century mystic Lal Ded or Lalleshwari.
  • From Ladakh, the exploration project included the villages of Choglamsar and Wanla, known for wood carving.

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