Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Budgetary Provisions for Cooperation to Theatres

Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Culture, confers Akademi Awards each year to eminent practitioners of Music, Dance and Theatre. Details of the theatre personalities who have been conferred Akademi Awards for the years 2014 & 2015 is given below.  For the year 2016, nominations have been invited by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Awards will be decided in the next meeting of the General Council.                                    
Ministry of Culture has not made budgetary provision specifically for cooperation to theatres. However, this Ministry administers two schemes namely, Performing Arts Grant Scheme and Scheme of financial assistance to Cultural Organization with National Presence. Under the said schemes, financial assistance is given for promotion of art & culture (including for promotion of theatre culture). The details of funds disbursed to groups (including the theatre groups) of Bangalore and Delhi during the last two years under the said schemes are as follows:

S. No.
Year
State
Quantum of Assistance provided
1
2015-16
Delhi
Rs. 12.18 crores
2
2015-16
Karnataka
Rs. 10.82 crores
3
2016-17
Delhi
Rs.   7.27 crores
4
2016-17
Karnataka
Rs.   5.91 crores


Apart from above, Sangeet Natak Akademi is also running a scheme of financial assistance to the cultural institutions/organizations of the country including Theatre Groups of Bengaluru and Delhi for promotion, protection and dissemination of Indian culture. Details of financial assistance provided by the Sangeet Natak Akademi to the organizations/institutions of Delhi and Karnataka (including Bengaluru) for Drama/Theatre during the last two-years is given below:-



DETAILS OF THE THEATRE PERSONALITIES WHO HAVE BEEN CONFERRED AKADEMI AWARDS

Year 2014

Name
Field
State
Sh. Asgar Wajahat
Playwriting
Delhi
Shri Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha
Direction
Uttar Pradesh
Shri Chidambar Rao Jambe
Direction
Karnataka
Shri Deb Shankar Halder
Acting
West Bengal
Shri Ramdas Kamat
Acting
Maharashtra
Shri Amod Bhatt      
Allied Theatre Arts – Music for Theatre      
Maharashtra
Shri Manjunath Bhagwat Hostota
Other Major traditions of Theatre-Yakshgana
Karnataka

Shri Amardas Manikpuri       
Music for Theatre-Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh

Year 2015

Name
Field
State
Sh. Nand Kishore Acharya
Playwriting
Andhra Pradesh
Shri Shafaat Khan
Playwriting     
Maharashtra
Shri Parvez Akhtar
Direction
Bihar
Shri Mushtaq Kak
Direction
Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Manoj Navneet Joshi
Acting
Maharashtra
Smt. Himani Shivpuri           
Acting
Maharashtra
Shri Pradeep Mulye
Allied Theatre Arts – Lighting
Maharashtra

Smt. Sarojini Nangiaramma  
Major Traditions of Theatre – Kutiyattam
Kerala
Smt. Rani Balbir Kaur
Overall Contribution in Theatre
UT of Chandigarh


Details of the financial assistance provided by the Sangeet Natak Akademi during the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to the organizations/institutions of Delhi and Karnataka (including Bengaluru) for Drama/Theatre:

Year 2015-16

S. NO.
NAME OF INSTITUTION
AMOUNT (RS.)
PURPOSE
DELHI
1.
UMAANG, East Delhi
50,000/-
Children Theatre Workshop
2.
Common People, North –West, Delhi
40,000/-
Naagin Tera Vansh Barhe
3.
Gandhi Hindustani Sahitya Sabha, Central Delhi
40,000/-
Natya ‘Nirmati’
4.
Chittaranjan Park Bangiya Samaj, South Delhi
40,000/-
Production of Drama Shesher Kabita 3 shows at three different places
5.
Delhi Children Theatre, South Delhi
50,000/-
Training and production of plays, theatre, ballet and vocal music
KARNATAKA
1.       
Sri Rajaraheshwari Kala Niketyan, Bangalore
40,000/-
Production of Chitra Pata
2.       
Srivijaya Kala Nikethana, Shimoga
30,000/-
Production of Shivapatha
3.       
Nata Mitraru, Thithahalli
40,000/-
Production of Play “Seetha Charitha”
4.       
Akkadmahadevi Kala Sahitya Mattu Samskrutik Sangh, Belgaun
40,000/-
Production of Play (Sarhaka Badku)
5.       
Kinnara Mela Tumari, Sagar
60,000/-
Conduction theatre workshop for children
6.       
Niranthara Foundation, Mysore
50,000/-
Production of Children’s Play “Haarono Baa’
7.       
Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapati Yakshagana Kala Mandali, Udupi
30,000/-
2-day ‘Katha Utsav’
8.       
Ninasam,
1,00,000/-
Ninasam Tirugata
9.       
Ranjini Kalakendra, Bangalore
40,000/-
Organizing focused festival “Veenotsav”
                             Year 2016-17

DELHI

1.       
Barahmasa
30,000

Production of Play “Kaal Kothari”

2.       
Sumukha
40,000

Production of Play “Katha Ek Kans Ki”

3.       
Pratibha Sanskritik Sansthan
40,000

Classical Indian Theatre Acting Workshop

4.       
Wings Cultural Society
50,000

Production of Play “Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai”

5.       
Umang
50,000

Children’s Theatre Workshop and Performance

6.       
Fourth Wall Arts & Entertainment Society
60,000

Theatre Training of Blind Children

7.       
Common People
40,000

Production of Play “Jute Ki Nok Par”

8.       
Delhi Children’s Theatre
50,000

Training and Production of Plays, Theatre, Ballet & Vocal Music

9.       
Talent
40,000

Production of Play “Qissa Goi”

KARNATAKA

1.       
Srivijaya
30,000

Production of Play “Madanika Margam”

2.       
Kinnara Mela (R)
60,000

To conduct theatre workshop for rural children

3.       
Nata Mitraru
30,000

Production of Play “Eerulu Hagalaguvudarolage”

4.       
Yakshagana Kendra
70,000

Yakshagana Music, Dance & Drama in Traditional style.

5.       
BTM Cultural Academy
40,000

Music Festival

                                    
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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