Leela Samson, a member of Sangeet Natak Academy is expected to soon take charge as its chairperson . Her appointment was cleared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi - India’s national academy for music, dance and drama – is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India. It was created on 31st of May 1952.As the apex body specializing in the performing arts of the country, the Akademi also renders advice and assistance to the Government of India in the task of formulating and implementing policies and programmes in the field.Additionally, the Akademi carries a part of the responsibilities of the state for fostering cultural contacts between various regions in India, and between India and the world
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