Mithila Training Centre began with the vision of Mr. Ram Kumar Das, a Mining Engineer by profession. Having lived all his life in the cities, he returned to his native village of Keoti in 2010 with a dream - to work for the upliftment and betterment of his community
The Mithila painting is one of the living creative activities of the women of this region. It is afamous folk painting on paper, cloth, readymade garments, movable objects etc., mainly by the village women of Mithila. Originally it is a folk art, practiced by the women of all castes and communities, including the Muslims, on walls and floors using the natural and vegetable colours. Later some people took interest in it and motivated the women to translate their art from walls and floors to the canvas and now the new form has given this a very distinct identity in the art world as well as in the market. This folk art has a history, a cultural background, women’s monopoly and distinct regional identification. Where is Mithila? What is the cultural and historical significance of this land? Why is it that this art is that special in Mithila? We are trying to teach to the present genaration.