Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday said that Bastar’s unique and rich culture is Chhattisgarh’s identity.
Bastar always had a distinct identity, be it Ghotul, Devgudi, cockfight or the famous ‘Dussehra’ festival. They all have given Bastar recognition in the country and abroad, he said.
The Chief Minister was addressed the ‘Manjhis’ and members belonging to more than 50 ‘Ghotuls’ of Bastar at the Vidhan Sabha Auditorium.
The Ghotul members invited Baghel to the ‘Jhalmalko Layor Ghotul Racha Utsav’ to be organized on April 8 at Amakda of Antagarh in Bastar region.
The Chief Minister accepted the invitation saying Bastar has a different identity due to its diverse culture, dialects and food. ‘Ghotul’ has its distinct identity due to its unique culture.
‘Ghotul’ is a cultural education center where information about education, health and culture is provided.
“When I went to Narayanpur, approval was given for construction of Ghotul there. All possible assistance will be provided by the government to preserve and promote ‘Ghotul’,” he said.
The government is continuously working to promote the rich culture of Bastar.