Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday laid foundation stone of Baul Academy at Joydeb Mela named after Joydeb, the 13th-century poet who penned ‘Geet Govinda’ from his ancestral home at Kenduli.
“My visit to Birbhoom is incomplete without the beatiful music of the bauls and their ektara. Bauls create enchanting music with their ektara”, she said.
“We have to develop the Baul Academy into a world-class exhibition centre where people from across the world will come,” she added.
The Chief Minister also said, “We have started Lok Prasar Prakalpa for our folk artistes. 80,000 artistes have been registered under the scheme. We request local clubs to give opportunity to local artistes to perform.”