In a first ever endeavor in Mizoram, a 30 days Virtual Tribal Arts Development Workshop was inaugurated on March 4, at Aijal Club.
The Workshop was jointly organised by Minisitry of Tribal Affairs Govt. of India and Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs Department of Mizoram.
The workshop is seeing participation from 110 artists belonging to 10 districts of Mizoram who are divided into 6 groups. From March 8, each group will be given a time slot to showcase their work online. Resource persons will also be present online.
Speaking at the function, Director of Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs Department, A. Vanlalzawni said various platforms for exhibiting tribal works are currently working under the Tribal Research Institute.
Vanlalzawni also explained that Mizoram being a state where the tribal population holds the majority this platform can be of immense help for tribal artists for achieving economic development and highlight their ethnic Identity.
The construction of Mizoram’s Tribal Research Institute is slated for inauguration this year and will greatly serve the purpose of preserving and promoting Tribal Culture and Heritage.