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Sangeet Natak Akademi – India’s national academy of music, dance and drama – is the first national academy of the arts set up by the Republic of India. It was created by a resolution of the (then) Ministry of Education, Government of India, dated 31 May 1952, which was notified in the Gazette of India of June 1952. The Akademi became functional the following year, with the appointment of its first chairman, Dr P. V. Rajamannar, and the formation of its all-India council of representatives, the General Council. The first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, inaugurated it on 28 January 1953 at a special function held in the Parliament House. Since its inception, the Akademi has been functioning as the apex body in the field of performing arts in the country, preserving and promoting the vast intangible heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music, dance and drama. In furtherance of its objectives, the Akademi coordinates and collaborates with government and art academies of different states and Union Territories of the Union of India, as also with major cultural institutions in the country.
|Address:||35, Ferozeshah Road, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi-110001|
|Institution Head:||Dr. Rita Swami Choudhary, Secretary|
|Hours:||Mon to Fri: 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Phone:||011-23387246, 23387247, 23387248|