Tribal Cultural Academy
Tribal Cultural Academy located at Birisiri of Durgapur upazila in Netrokona district. From the time immemorial, the ethnic groups like garo, hajongs, koch, banai, hadi, mandai etc are living in northern districts of Bangladesh with rearing up their own lifestyle and society such as language, religion and culture. With the view of development and preservation, practice of culture and lifestyle of those ethnic groups, the Tribal Cultural Academy was founded in 1977. Sis Bibha Sangma was first director of it.
The institution is covered about 3.21 acres of land. It has four sections, i) Culture; ii) Research; iii) Library and iv) Museum. It is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Its main responsibilities are upbringing the tribal culture, to connect with our national culture and to produce it before the mainstream people. Presently, the director of the Tribal Cultural Academy is Jatindra Chisim. [Sharifun Nahar Kazari]