• Gouri Rani Jana, Gouri Bala Das, Mithurani Jana from Sabang, Paschim Medinipur receives National Award
  • Khairunnisa Khatun of Nanoor receives Kamala Devi Award
  • From 16th to 21st March, 2023 women artists from rural Bengal namely Bulti Bibi (Kantha), Dipali Mura (Sabai), Putul Chitrakar (Patachitra), Bhawaiya singer Anindita Ray and Mamata Bharui (Parcurssion) participated in Kvinde Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark which celebrated Intangible Cultural Heritage as an asset for enabling gender equity.
  • A 12 member Chau dance team from Purulia, was invited to perform at ‘A Tapestry of Sacred Music’, organized by Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, a cultural space located in Singapore’s Marina Bay area.
  • Mangalakanta Roy, a 102-year-old Sarinda player from Jalpaiguri, being honoured with the Padma Shri award
  • Jhumur exponent Arpita Chakraborty and Baul maestro Mallika Akar performed at Urkult Music Festival in Sweden on Aug 5, 2023.

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Folk art center

Folk Art Centres at the hubs serve as community centres for practising the art and promoting cultural tourism, including heritage tourism. These centres have permanent exhibitions of the local art and craft genres. They also offer accommodation and local cuisine, on request, for visitors.