Pracheen Kala Kendra, a renowned cultural haven, passionately champions the arts. The buzz around their annual gala attracts art enthusiasts nationwide. This year marked the grand 50th edition of the prestigious All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theater. The event boasts a star-studded lineup featuring musical maestros and art luminaries. The stage welcomes icons like tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, the artistic prowess of pundit Vidushi Manjari Sinha, and the creative genius of advertiser N Khosla.
For budding artists and admirers of the arts, it's a golden chance to witness these legends in action, igniting inspiration for their own artistic journeys. So, if we have already caught your attention, then hurry and scroll down to grab more insights to this event!
Date & Venue of Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan 2024
This year, the event will take place on 9th February, 2024 at IGNCA building.
History of Pracheen Kala Kendra
The organization was established in 1956 with the due support given by the then Governor of Punjab - Shri C.P.N.Singh, the Chief Minister Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, and Chairman of the Punjab Legislative Council Sardar Kapoor Singh.
Over the last five decades, this art institution has been successfully able to offer its facilities with a prime objective of promoting, preserving, educating, disseminating awareness about classical Indian music, dance, and several other art forms. Today, the organization offers various certificate and diploma courses in various art forms for beginners and advanced learners.
Major Attractions of Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan
Here are the major highlights of the event that will offer you a lifetime of fun and experiences:
1. The Pracheen Kala Kendra Activities
The attractions of Pracheen Kala Kendra situated in Chandigarh, Tagore theatre include an interesting mix of many activities and facilities. Yes, here you will get to see monthly Baithak Programmes, Annual Convocations, special cultural programs pertaining to various Indian states, workshops, painting exhibitions, seminars, and much more.
2. The Facilities at Pracheen Kala Kendra
Some of the facilities at the Pracheen Kala Kendra include Library, Hostel, Auditorium, conference hall, and guest house.
How to Reach
Chandigarh, Haryana is a very interesting place to visit and explore the taste of raw Indian culture. Yes, it is one of the places where you can find that desi touch which is lacking in other Indian cities. Chandigarh is located at a distance of 244, 2,419, 1,664, 1,761 km from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Kolkata respectively. Let’s see how you can reach Haryana by the following means of transportation.
The nearest airport from Chandigarh, Haryana is Chandigarh Airport (IXC). It is located at a distance of 255 km from the state of Haryana and is known to serve the Union Territory of Chandigarh and other nearby regions which include Harayana as well. In the 1970s this airport was known to handle all the civil and commercial flight operations from the Civil Enclave of the Indian Air Force Station. And it was in 2011, that this airport was declared as a custom airport making it eligible for handling international flight operations as well.
After you deboard, at the airport, you will need to cover the distance of 20-30 km to reach Tagore Theatre. You can cover this remaining distance by some means of public transportation like a cab or a bus.
Delhi - Board Air India, Go Air, Vistara flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airfares start from Rs.1.500
Jaipur - Board Indigo, Vistara, Air India, Go Air flights from Jaipur Airport. The airfares start from Rs.2,500
Ajmer - Board Spicejet, Air India from Ajmer Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Lucknow - Board IndiGo, Go Air, Air India, Vistara flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Bhopal - Board IndiGo, Air India, Vistara flights from Bhopal Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Chandigarh has its own railway station of the same name. It is located at a height of around 1,000 feet and comes under the top 100 booking railway stations of India. This railway station is quite well-connected with other Indian cities and offers many facilities like computerized reservation facilities, telephone booths, waiting rooms, and much more.
Here is how you can reach Chandigarh by the following routes.
Delhi - Board Kalka Shatabadi Express from New Delhi Railway Station and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Jaipur - Board JP DLPC INTRCTY from Jaipur Railway Station and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Ludhiana - Board ASR CDG Express from Ludhiana Junction and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Agra - Board UNCHAHAR Express from Tundla Junction and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Kanpur - Board HWH DLI KLK MAIL from Kanpur Central and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Depending upon your location, you can travel to Chandigarh via road as well. You can choose to travel in your own vehicle, a cab or a bus (regular, luxury or sleeper). From Jaipur, the bus fares start from Rs.700-Rs.800. From Ludhiana, the bus fares start from Rs.250. From Dehradun, the bus fares start from Rs.900. You can book a bus privately or else, the government website is always there for the help of tourists.
Here is how you can reach here by the following routes.
Delhi - 244 km via NH44
Jaipur - 507 km via NH48 or NH44
Jodhpur - 723 km via NH52
Agra - 475 km via NH44
Indore - 1,072 km via NH52 or NH46
Patiala - 80-90 km via NH7 or Ambala Chandigarh Expressway
Discover the magic of Pracheen Kala Kendra and the enchanting Sangeet Sammelan, where timeless melodies come alive. Feel the cultural pulse and join us in celebrating the rich heritage of Indian classical music. Don't miss out! Book your experience now on Adotrip for an unforgettable journey into the heart of our musical traditions. Immerse yourself in the beauty of art and music!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan
Q1. What is Pracheen Kala Kendra?
A1. Pracheen Kala Kendra is a cultural institution dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional arts. It serves as a vibrant hub for artistic expression, particularly in the realm of Indian classical music.
Q2. Are there opportunities for budding artists to participate?
A2. Yes, Pracheen Kala Kendra often provides platforms for emerging artists. Keep an eye on their announcements for details on participation and opportunities for budding musicians.
Q3. What is the Sangeet Sammelan organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra?
A3. The Sangeet Sammelan is an annual musical gathering hosted by Pracheen Kala Kendra. It showcases the brilliance of Indian classical music through performances by accomplished artists.
Q4. Who performs at the Sangeet Sammelan?
A4. Renowned and talented artists specialising in various forms of Indian classical music take centre stage at the Sangeet Sammelan. Expect mesmerising performances from seasoned musicians.
Q5. How can I attend the Sangeet Sammelan?
A5. To attend the Sangeet Sammelan, you can check for event details on Pracheen Kala Kendra's official website or book tickets through authorised platforms like Adotrip.