Consider the following:
1. Sangeet Natak Akademi
2. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
3. National School of Drama
4. National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
Which among the following represents a correct order of their establishment ?

Answer: [B] 1 4 3 2

Sangeet Natak Akademi was set up in 1953 for the promotion of performing arts. The Akademi acts at the national level for the promotion and  growth of Indian music, dance and drama; for the maintenance of standards of training in the performing arts; for the revival, preservation, documentation and dissemination of materials as well as instruments relating to various forms of music, dance and drama and for the recognition of outstanding artists.

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA):..IGNCA was established as an autonomous trust in 1987. It is a center established for encompassing study and experience of all the arts, each form with its own integrity, yet within the dimension of mutual interdependence. The IGNCA seeks to underpin through its programmes of collection of resource material and fundamental research in the field of arts and humanities, the inter-relationship with the disciplines of science, physical and material metaphysics, anthropology and sociology.

NSD was established in 1959 which imparts training and propagates dramatics in the country.

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi was founded in 1954, and is a unique institution that represents the evolution and pictorial transformation in the visual arts in India over the last century. The main objectives of the NGMA are to create an understanding and sensitivity among the Indian Public towards the visual and plastic arts in general, and to promote the development of contemporary Indian art in particular. The NGMA maintains a functional branch at Jehangir Public Hall at Mumbai and another branch at Bangalore. (Ministry of Culture)

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