Lalit Kala Akademi celebrates 65th Foundation Day

Lalit Kala Akademi celebrated its 65th Foundation Day on August 5th, 2019. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Culture & Tourism inaugurated the celebrations in New Delhi.

About Lalit Kala Akademi

It is also known as National Academy of Art. It is India’s national academy of fine arts established by Central Government for promoting and propagating understanding of Indian art, within and outside country.

It is an autonomous organisation funded by Union Ministry of Culture. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It was established on 5 August 1954.


(i) Promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country especially in the field of visual arts such as painting, sculpture and graphics etc.

(ii) Preserve glorious traditions of the past and enrich them with the works of the modern artist.

(iii) Promote cooperation among artists and art associations and development of such associations.

(iv) Encourage, where necessary, the establishment of Regional Art Centers.

(v) Publish and promote publication of literature on art including monographs, journals etc.

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