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Rang Swadheenta by Sangeet Natak Akademi

Rang Swadheenta- 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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Rang Swadheenta in News

  • Recently, Sangeet Natak Akademi celebrated Rang Swadheenta to mark the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence.


Rang Swadheenta

  • About: Rang Swadheenta is a festival to cherish the memories of freedom fighters who laid down their lives to free India from the shackles of imperialism.
  • Venue: Rang Swadheenta festival was held at Meghdoot Auditorium from 27th to 29th  August , 2022.
  • Organizing Body: Rang Swadheenta festival was organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi.
  • Participation: A total of twelve teams and around hundred artists from nine States of India participated in the Rang Swadheenta festival.
  • Focus Area: Rang Swadheenta Festival 2022 was unique in that it focused on folk singing styles.
    • Rang Swadheenta showcases folk musical traditions from across the country.


Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • About: Sangeet Natak Akademi 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.
    • Sangeet Natak Akademi is the apex body in the field of performing arts in the country.
  • Location: The registered office of the Akademi is at Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi.
  • Parent Ministry: Sangeet Natak Akademi is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards: They are the highest national recognition conferred on practising artists.



Sangeet Natak Akademi- Constituent Units

Sangeet Natak Akademi now has three constituent units, two of these being dance-teaching institutions-

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) at Imphal: JNMDA has its origin in the Manipur Dance College established by the Government of India in April 1954.
    • Funded by the Akademi since its inception, JNMDA became a constituent unit of the Akademi in 1957.
  • Kathak Kendra in Delhi: Kathak Kendra is one of the leading teaching institutions in Kathak dance.
    • Located in Delhi, it offers courses at various levels in Kathak dance and in vocal music and Pakhawaj.


Kathak Dance | Indian Classical Dances

Kathak Dance | Indian Classical Dances

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