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Lalit Kala Akademi- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Lalit Kala Akademi 

  • Background: The Lalit Kala Akademi was inaugurated in New Delhi on August 5th, 1954, by the then Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • About: Lalit Kala Akademi was established in pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for cultural and national identity.
    • Lalit Kala Akademi is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Statutory Recognition: Lalit Kala Akademi was given statutory recognition in 1957, under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
  • Key Role: Lalit Kala Academi aims to promote the creative endeavours of Indian artists and bring their arts to bear upon a large number of people.
    • Through this, Lalit Kala Academi plays an important role in defining and redefining the sensibility of an entire culture, falling under the visual arts spectrum.
  • National Lalit Kala Akademi awards: These awards are conferred to recognize individuals for their outstanding work in the field of art.
    • The National Lalit Kala Akademi awardees are selected by an esteemed panel of judges, and nominated by the National Lalit Kala Akademi.

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Objectives of the Lalit Kala Akademi

  • To encourage and promote study and research in the fields of creative arts such as painting, sculpture and graphics, etc.;
  • To encourage and coordinate the activities of the regional art organizations and State Lalit Kala Akademies;
  • To promote cooperation among artists and art associations and the development of such associations;
  • To encourage, where necessary, the establishment of Regional Art Centers;
  • To encourage the exchange of ideas between various schools of art by organizing conferences, seminars, exhibitions etc. on all India basis involving scholars and educationists and State Academies, Zonal Cultural Centers and Art Organizations.
  • To publish and promote publication of literature on art including monographs, journals etc;
  • To establish and maintain a Library, catering to the needs of various organizations and covering world art;
  • To give recognition to art associations and other art organizations for assisting artists through them, in consultation with State Akademis and Government in order to promote the proper growth and functioning of art Associations and organizations;
  • To foster cultural contacts within the country and also with other countries, through art exhibition, exchange of personal and art objects, etc.
  • To award scholarships and prizes to deserving artists;
  • To accord recognition to artists for outstanding achievements;
  • To promote study, research and survey of folk, tribal and traditional arts and crafts techniques, preserve and project their art forms and to organize regional surveys of and to encourage surviving indigenous craftsmen, painters and sculptors;
  • In furtherance of its objects and works, to purchase land, own property of all kinds and to maintain, sell mortgage or otherwise dispose of and deal with the same;
  • To create and establish the Lalit Kala Artists’ Welfare Trust with the money available in Artists Aid Fund and social security and to credit all future funds under these heads to the Trust; and
  • To do all such other acts either on its own or in conjunction with other organisations of persons as the Akademi may consider necessary, incidental or conducive to the fulfillment of above-said objectives.



62nd National Exhibition of Arts

62nd National Exhibition of Arts

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