SAHITYA NATAK AKADEMI (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Art & Culture)

News-CRUX-10     16th September 2023        
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Context: On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Vice-President of India will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards to 84 distinguished artists in the performing arts of India.

Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • About: It is the apex body in the field of performing arts in the country.
  • Set up: In 1953
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Culture
  • Headquarter: New Delhi
  • Aim: To preserve and promotion of the vast intangible heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music, dance and drama.
  • Appointment: Chairman appointed by the President of India
  • Tenure: 5 Years
  • Five Centres: Kutiyattam Kendra, Sattriya Kendra, North-East Centre, North-East Documentation Centre & Chhau Kendra.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards

  • About: It is a national honour bestowed by the country on performing artists, teachers and scholars in the field of performing arts.
  • Categories: Hindustani and Carnatic vocal and instrumental, folk, classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathak and playwriting and direction.
  • Price: 1,00000 Rs and a citation.