Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy has urged the Telangana government to allot land in Hyderabad for establishing a regional centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi, to promote the rich cultural heritage of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
In a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on March 9, Reddy stated that one of the mandates of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture and an apex body in the field of performing arts in the country, is the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music, dance and drama.
”To further promote the rich cultural heritage of the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the Ministry of Culture now intends to set up a Regional Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi in Hyderabad. You may appreciate that the Akademi has no presence in Telangana or Andhra so far,” he said in the letter shared with the media here on Wednesday.
The Centre is envisaged for the promotion of research and documentation of music, folk and tribal arts, theatre and puppetry as all other regional centres of Sangeet Natak Akademi cater to dance form, he noted.
Infrastructural requirement of the centre would include a library, documentation centre and an auditorium for performing art.
”In this regard, I request you to kindly identify and allot suitable land of 10 acres in the heart of Hyderabad city, under the possession of the state government for this venture,” Reddy said.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi would develop this into a state-of-the-art regional centre…