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Kala Bhoomi – an experience to cherish for life

Kala Bhoomi – Odisha Crafts Museum translating the vision of not becoming an exhibition of the art and crafts heritage of our land but actually make the visitors live through the ages and get a real feel of State’s glorious traditions.

The one-of-its-kind events like Museum Walk, Crafts Conversations etc. are creating unique interactive experience for visitors where they can actually engage with the crafts persons and try their hands in craftsmanship.
Kala Bhoomi has become the most happening destination in our Capital City. Do visit and take a slice of our land’s unmatched artistry and craftsmanship along with an experience that you will cherish for life. 
It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our culture, arts and crafts and be an active part of it.
These fun-filled activities are very interesting for the youngsters and ignite creativity in them.

In March Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much-awaited Kala Bhoomi- Odisha Crafts Museum in Pokhariput here.

The Kala Bhoomi – Odisha Crafts Museum marks a golden chapter in the State’s cultural history and will play a vital role in preserving and promoting our heritage and traditions, said Patnaik.

The museum will be a showcase of Odisha to the outer world. Spread over 12.68 acres, it has eight galleries exhibiting the rarest and finest crafts and handloom traditions of the State.

“Visitors nationally and internationally will get up close with the glorious cultural heritage and the unique and vastly diverse craftsmanship of our state. Besides, it will be a valuable resource centre for researchers, historians and even designers to study and learn more about Odisha’s art, craft and weaves,” said the Chief Minister.

The CM took the opportunity to appeal to the people to make use of our own handloom and handicrafts products more and more in daily lives, occasions and ceremonies. He further urged the people to gift such items to popularize our culture and promote our weavers and artisans.

On the occasion, the CM also launched the Odisha Handloom and Handicrafts Development and Promotion Council which will work for all-round growth and welfare of the artisan and weaving communities of Odisha.

Led by eminent personalities from the sector, the council will strive to popularize our arts and crafts globally and create greater opportunities for livelihood for more than 3.2 lakh weavers and artisans in the State through skill-development, skill upgradation and promotion.

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