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Government Of Assam Department of Cultural Affairs Directorate of Cultural Affairs

Schemes Under Eastern Zonal Cultural, Kolkata

    1. Support to Young Artistes

      This scheme is to frame such programmes as would encourage and involve the youth of the zone amongst themselves and with the youth of the rest of the country in creative cultural communications through the process of seminars, exchanges, workshops and such other cultural activities relating to preservation, development and dissemination of cultural heritage of India. The youth will be given a platform through:

      • Conducting workshops
      • Performance opportunities
      • Training programmes
      • Interactive sessions and seminars

      For identifying the young talents and promote them by providing performance opportunities, a series of festivals namenly, NAVODIT and PRATIBHA UTSAV were organized during the financial year 2014-15. The young artistes from dance, music, theatre and painting of folk and classical forms were presented in the festival. About 100 young artistes got opportunity for intensive training under Guru Shishya Parampara.

      Purvashri Yuva Puraskar is being initiated for the year 2015 – 16 to encourage the young artists.

      Guru Shishya Parampara

      One of the important instrumentalities of preservation of rich cultural tradition of the country is to preserve and promote Guru Shishya Parampara (Master to pupil tradition). EZCC, through this scheme identifies different art forms, where such scheme would be implemented. Folk forms which require nurturing, training in rare folk instruments and difficult classical music and dance forms, rare classical instruments, martial arts and oral traditions in folk and classical art forms.

      The training programmes under Guru Shishya Parampara were initiated in the year 2006 by EZCC and 146 art forms had been taken up.

      For details, please visit www.ezccindia.org