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Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sangha

The Chau mask makers of Charida have formed a society called Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sangha. The society has 10 members and all of them are women. The society organizes a village fair also in the name of Chhau Mukhos Mela. WBKVIB provided the amount of Rs.5lac as working capital to strengthen their business. The committee provides loan to the group member with a minimum interest. There is another society called Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity. This society has a committee of 20 members.

Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity

The Chau mask artists of Charida village of Purulia formed a collective named Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity. This society has a committee of 20 members.

 

Manbhum Lokshilpi Sangha

The Chau dancers of Purulia formed a collective known as Manbhum Lokshilpi Sangha. Around 110 to 120 Chau dance groups are associated with this collective. The Chau dance groups belong to Jhalda I, Jhalda II, Joypur, Arsa, Baghmundi, Balarampur, Barabazar, Bandoan, Hura, Puncha, Purulia I, Purulia II, Para administrative Blocks of Purulia district. Most of the groups are professional in nature and use to present traditional Pala.

Purulia Chau Samity

There exists another association named Purulia Chau Samity, which is also almost inactive. Around 150 to 200 Chau dance groups are associated with this collective. The Chau dance groups associated with this collective also belong to Jhalda I, Jhalda II, Joypur, Arsa, Baghmundi, Balarampur, Barabazar, Bandoan, Hura, Puncha, Purulia I, Purulia II, Para administrative Blocks of Purulia district.

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