As part of the educational trip, students of Class VIII along with escort teaches visited the Tribal Research Institute Museum on Friday, October 26, 2018. They were warmly welcomed by the Officials of the Museum and taken for a guided tour of the place.
Students were delighted to see various dresses, ornaments, personal belonging, agricultural tools and hunting weapons of the different tribes like Saora, Paroja, Koya, Kutia Kandha, Dongria Kandha, Bhottada, Santal, Kolha, Juang and others.
Students also explored the digital content library stationed in each gallery to gather information on various displays as well as learnt from the guides about the way of living of tribal people. The specialized ethnographic museum houses 5850 tribal artefacts including 3000 rare objects exhibited in air-conditioned display halls. It also has an open-air display of shrine crafts of different tribes and huts of important tribal community.
Established in the year 1953 and renovated in 2001, the museum is home to a rich collection of artefacts, crafts and art objects belonging to different tribes living in several parts of Odisha. The Museum is an integrated part of the Scheduled Castles and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), which disseminates knowledge covering the human species in totality.