Girisur Shilpi Goshthi (GSG) is a cultural wing of the Parbatya Chattgram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS). Literally, ‘Girisur’ means ‘tune of mountain,’ ‘Shilpi’ means ‘artists’ and ‘Gosthi’ means a ‘band.’ GSG came into existence in 1972 in response to demand for preservation and development of the indigenous culture, especially in the world of music. GSG, as a cultural wing of PCJSS, contributed a lot to the movement for right to self-determination of the indigenous peoples. The organization revived and rejuvenated the fading aspects of indigenous culture from danger of getting assimilated. The songs and dances introduced by the organization have been mighty enough to turn the heads of indigenous youths and to instill the spirit of inter-community unity amidst the indigenous societies contributing to strengthening the struggle for the right to self-determination.
The General Council of GSG is held once in an interval of 2 years. General Council is the supreme body of the organization, which elects the Executive Council members from among the ordinary members attending the General Council meeting. The Executive Council is the highest organ of GSG.
The central office of GSG is located in Rangamati district town. At present, the organization plays a vital role in the cultural front with Ms. Joyati Chakma Inu as President and Mr. Ananda Jyoti Chakma as the General Secretary.
The contact address of the GSG is as follows:
Girisur Shilpi Goshthi
Rani Tatu Roy Adam, Public Health area,
Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh