Sangeet Natak Akademi  is organising ‘Shakti – Festival of Music and Dance’ from 9th to 17th of April.

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  • To rejuvenate the Temple Traditions in the country, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, under the series of Kala Pravah, is organizing ‘Shakti a festival of music and dance’ during the holy Navaratri, which started from 9th April 2024.
  • Navaratri symbolizes the power of nine goddesses.The Akademi organized the festival celebrating temple traditions under the title Shakti at seven different Shaktipeeths in different parts of the country.

Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • It is the apex body in the field of performing arts in the country.It was set up in 1953 for the preservation and promotion of the vast intangible heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music dance and drama.
  • The management of the Akademi vests in its General Council. The Chairman of the Akademi is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.
  • It was created by a resolution of the then Ministry of Education, Government of India. Dr. P.V. Rajamannar, was appointed as its first Chairman.
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are the highest national recognition conferred on practising artists. 
  • The Akademi also confers fellowship on eminent artists and scholars of music, dance and drama  In 2006, it inistituted annual awards to young artists- The Ustad Bismillah khan Yuva Puraskar.

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