Discuss the role of government of India for the preservation, promotion and dissemination of art and culture?
After Independence, the Department of Culture in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has played a vital role in the preservation, promotion and dissemination of art and culture. The aim of the Department has been to develop ways and means by which the basic cultural and aesthetic values and perceptions remain active and dynamic among the people.
It has been undertaking programmes for the preservation and encouragement of various manifestations of contemporary creativity.
To promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, Government established Lalit Kala Akademi (National Akademi of Fine Arts) at New Delhi in 1954. The Akademi has regional centres called Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra at Lucknow, Calcutta, Madras and Bhubaneswar. It has also set up Community Artists Studio Complex with workshop facilities in painting, sculpture, print-making, and ceramics at Garhi village in New Delhi.
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