Jyotirgamaya Festival

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    In Context

    • On the occasion of World Music Day (21st June), the Union Minister of Culture has inaugurated Jyotirgamaya-A festival showcasing the talent of unsung performers.

    Jyotirgamaya Festival

    • About:
      • The Festival is organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is a unique festival organised to showcase the talent of rare musical instruments from across the country, including street performers, train entertainers, performers attached to temples, etc.
    • Aim: 
      • To spread awareness about the need to protect the craft of making and the skill of playing rare musical instruments, and to provide a platform to ‘unheard’ artists.

    Sangeet Natak Akademi 

    • It  was established in 1953 with the objective of preserving and promoting the vast intangible heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music, dance and drama.
    • It is the apex body in the field of performing arts in the country
    • It is an autonomous body working under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture.
    • The Chairman of this is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.
    • The registered office of the Akademi is at Rabindra Bhavan.
    • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are the highest national recognition conferred to artists.

    Source: AIR