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Organisational Visit to Janapadaloka, Folk Museum - Department of Humanities: March 9, 2020.

The Department of Humanities organised a visit to Janapadaloka on march 9, 2020. Around 50 students from all the batches participant in this visit.

Janapadaloka is a folk museum that has an exclusive display of the village folk arts of Karnataka. It is run under the aegis of Karnataka Janapada Parishad and is situated at Ramanagara District.

Students were given a visual treat of the various folk and art forms of Karnataka. The descriptions under each art forms gave a lot of information about their history and relevance. The visit was an informative and entertaining one.

The concept of establishing a museum to exhibit the rich folk art and culture of Karnataka was the brain child of H.L Nage Gowda, a civil servant and a folklorist. The museum has a collection of 5000 folk artefacts. The museum provides an opportunity for rural artisans, musicians, and craft skilled workers to showcase their art.

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