To conserve, promote and develop the State's culture and
literature, Directorate of Culture is working whole-heartedly.
Being a Hindi speaking State, the way of the conservation and all
round promotion of the state language Hindi comes under the
purview of Directorate of Culture.
Major activities of the Directorate in nutshell are as follows:
All policy matters and policy
formation related with culture.
Following offices and institutions are
working under the administrative control of the Directorate of
Development of Art and literature.
Conservation of cultural traditions.
Use of Hindi language in all official and Govt. work and all
work related with its promotion and developmental.
Use of Hindi language in all educational institutions and all
related developmental work.
Writing, publication and reprints of all district Gazetteers.
To give financial assistance, pension help to all needy artists
and literary persons.
Financial aids, motivation and encouragement to all Non-
Governmental literary and culture organizations.
The work of honoring the selected artists / literary persons
according to various award instituted by the State Government.
To Promote the use of Hindi language
in all official working, to publish all important and relevant
information pertaining to districts in the form of Gazetteers
and also to conserve and promote Art, culture and literature of
the State are the key functions of the directorate.
Activities of the Directorate
All-important significant and authentic information pertaining to
the districts of state are collected in the Gazetteer. According
to the schemes of the Govt. of India initially these Gazetteer are
prepared in English and later on Directorate of Culture got
translated these Gazetteers in Hindi language too.
Directorate has also produced the reprints of the Gazetteers
prepared during British and old royal state time and also of
contemporary works. So for out of 45 districts of old Madhya Pradesh
43 Gazetteers and 26 old Gazetteers of British and state time have
been published. Hindi version of 24 of published Districts
Gazetteers are also available. Recently two more District
Gazetteers originally prepared in English got translated in Hindi
. These Gazetteers are sold with 40% concession on sale price.
Financial Aid to Artist and
literary persons :
Under the scheme of extending
financial assistance to financially weak selects Artist and
literary persons, Director of culture is providing Financial
assistance in the tune of Rs. 500/- to Rs. 700/- per month.
Similarly Directorate of Culture in also providing financial
assistance to seriously ill artists and literary persons.
Financial Assistant to
Directorate of Culture is extending
financial help for registration to such non governments
organization who are devoted and working for the conservation,
development and promotion of Art and Culture.
Srijan peeth :
By creating suitable environment
for established and senior literary persons of the country an
opportunity and guidance is given to young leading persons for
promotion of literary activities. For this purpose following
srijan peeths are constituted under the control of Sahitya
Mukti Bodh - Srijan peeth at Sagar
Prem Chand Srijan peeth at Ujjain
Nirala Srijan Peeth at Bhopal
For performing various cultural and
social activities Ravindra Bhawan is the only Air-conditional
fully equipped Auditorium is available in the capital city Bhopal.
This Auditorium has seating capacity to accommodate 700/-
In this Auditorium complex there is an open-air stage and ample
space for holding exhibition is also available. Annually Ravindra
Bhawan has been renovated and upgraded.
Ravindra Bhawan has now become one of the most important centre of
the state for performance and presentation of various activities
with Art, Culture, Literature and Cinema.