As varied is the natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh so is its art and culture. Madhya Pradesh is a cauldron of diverse cultures as it has been home to Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Muslims and various tribes. Virtually all races and phases have left an indelible mark in the form of temples, stupas, palaces etc. all over the state.
The work of honoring the selected artists / literary persons according to various award instituted by the State Government. To Promote the use of Hindi language in all official working, to publish all important and relevant information pertaining to districts in the form of Gazetteers and also to conserve and promote Art, culture and literature of the State are the key functions of the directorate.