Information & Culture
- District Information & Cultural Officer, Purulia
- Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Officer (Sadar), Purulia
- Field Information Assistant (FIA), 4.Upper Division Clerk
- Lower Division Clerk
- Audio Visual Unit Operator
Wings of DICO, Purulia are 1. The District Information & Cultural Office, Ranchi Road, Purulia (Telefax 03252-222452), 2. Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Office, Raghunathpur, Block Office Raghunathpur Block Office 03251-256111,
The working hours for both the offices is 10 AM – 05-30 PM except on Saturdays, Sundays & national/local holidays.
District & Sub-divisional Information Centers-disseminate information on the the activities & achievements of the State Govt. through booklets, leaflets, periodicals, photographs & posters. Also provide library facilities to the people of the area,
With a view to the dissemination of arts and culture in an extensive manner and extending infrastructure facilities to all kinds of performing arts the West Bengal State Government took over Purulia Rabindra Bhaban in late eighties. Situated on the bank of Nibaran Sayar, (Saheb Bandh) the location advantage of this auditorium takes the privilege of attracting audience to a great extent. All sorts of cultural programmes, seminar, and meetings are held here. It is the largest and one of the busiest auditoriums of Purulia district. This auditorium is under the administrative control of the District Information & Cultural Officer, Purulia. Presently, this auditorium is under re-construction by the technical and financial help of Purulia Zilla Parishad.
The Information & Cultural Departmental set-up at Purulia district (District Information & Cultural Office & Sub Divisional Information & Cultural Office, Raghunathpur) work under the directions of the four directorates of the Information & Cultural Department
- Information Directorate
- Culture Directorate
- Film Directorate
- Archaeology Directorate
- To disseminate information about the activities & achievements of the State Govt. through different media through the well-knit network of offices in the districts & sub-divisions.
- To keep the Ministers & other senior Govt. functionaries aware of the public reaction reflected through the media & other sources.
- To promote & preserve our cultural heritage including the folk culture
- To preserve our archeological heritage
- To organize state ceremonies & to extend hospitality to the visiting Indian & Foreign dignitaries.
|Sl. No.||Name of the monument||Place & Block|
|3||Radha Govinda Mandi||Cheliyama, Raghunathpur II|
|4||Siva Temple||Kroshjuri, Kashipur|
|5||Jain Temple||Pakbirra, Puncha|
|6||Basudeb Temple||Arsha, Arsha|
|7||Jain & Other Images||Suissa, Bagmundi|
|8||Rashmandir||Begunkodar, Jhalda II|
|9||Temples & Scuptures||Siddheswar Ashram, Boram, Jaipur|
|Sl. No.||Name of the monument||Place & Block|
|1||Jain Temple||Banda, Raghunathpur II|
|YEAR||Name of Prize||Personality|
|1997||Soumen Chando” Prize for young writer (below 45 years)||Saikat Rakhkhit for his book “MARAI KAL|
|Anita Sunil Kumar Basu” Memorial prize||Nirmal Haldar for his book of poems “Aarek Bhubon”|
|1997||Life Time Achievement for his contribution in Bengali literature.||Subodh Kumar Basuroy – the editor “Chhatrak”|
|1998||Life Time Achievement for his contribution in Bengali literature.||Mohini Mohan Gangopadhya|
Recipients of different prizes of Folk Tribal Cultural Centre, Kolkata from Purulia
Sudhi Pradhan Puraskar (Prize)
Sudhi Pradhan Puraskar is an award named after the renowned personality Late Sudhi Pradhan ex Chairman of Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre, Kolkata as well as a life-long patron of folk art form. This award is given annually from the centre in his memory. The award is given to the creative and promising young artiste their respective field of performance within the age group of 50 years. The Chairman of the Centre usually confers this award. The amount of Sudhi Pradhan Puraskar is Rs.15,000/- and it started from the year 1999. The recipient of this award from Purulia district is Gunadhar Sahis (Natua) in the year 2000.
Laloon Puraskar (Prize)
Laloon Puraskar (Prize)” is given annually by West Bengal State Government. Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre nominates the name of the artist for Laloon Puraskar every year. This is a State level award and is given to aged folk artists for their life time achievement in their respective fields. The amount of Laloon Puraskar is Rs.25,000/-. The award is given by the Chief Minister of the State. The recipients of this award from the district of Purulia are Late Smt. Sindhukala Devi (Jhumur), Sri Salabat Mahato (Jhumur) and Sri Bhagaban Das Kumar (Chhou).
(Source: D.I.C.O, Purulia)