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The Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum has been established and inaugurated on February 2003.
 
The Museum is in the premises of DSS Bhavan,opposite to Chacha Nehru Park, Masab Tank, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
 
The Museum is named after Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister keeping in view of his rich contribution towards basic policy approach for Tribal Development and universally acclaimed principles commonly known as Nehru's Panchsheel for Tribal Development.
 
The main aim of establishing the Tribal Museum is to enlighten the general public about the rich cultural heritage of tribals and would serve as a laboratory for the researchers on various aspects of tribal cultural and way of life.
 
The following themes are depicted in the Museum:-
 
1. Typical tribal huts.
2. Weekly market.
3. Musical instruments.
4. Hunting and fishing equipments.
5. Agriculture implements.
6. Tribal panchayat.
7. Important shrines of tribals.
8. Household articles.
9. Ornaments.
10. Masks.
 
A mini auditorium is also provided in the premises to show video films on various aspects of tribal life and culture to the visitors.
 
There are 35 tribal groups in Andhra Pradesh with a population of 50.24.104 lakhs (As per the 2001 census). Most of the tribal groups are living in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Khammam,Warangal and Adilabad.
 
The panorama of tribal culture which adds color to the national heritage is unique in its nature. The social organization and recreation of these simpler folk societies scattered in the hills and forests present a whole gamut of human behaviour.
 
 
 
 
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