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Welcome to Pracheen Kala Kendra
It was way back in 1956 that Pracheen Kala Kendra was born as a result of efforts and enterprise of a group of artists and music lovers under the leadership of late Shri Madan Lal Koser who was a great Tandav dancer and Guru besides scholar of Indian classical dances who performed extensively all over India and Abroad. To revive and promote the great cultural heritage of India, especially in classical music and dance as also liberal arts, was envisioned as one of the main objectives of the organization. After its registration under the Registration of Societies Act, XXI of 1860, the Kendra embarked upon the task of training, education, research, examinations, performance and devoted all its energies and efforts to achieve the defined goals in a planned and effective manner.

Having defined its goals, it was not easy to chart the course to be followed in order to ensure that the Pracheen Kala Kendra emerged as the premier institution not just within India but in the world of art and culture, classical music and dance in particular. The sustained hard work in pursuit of the goal has seen the Kendra grow over the years into its present stature and strength.
Quick Facts
One of the oldest and leading cultural organizations of India
Established in 1956 at Chandigarh
It goes to the credit of the Kendra to put Chandigarh on the art map of the world
Almost all the contemporary artists of Indian classical music and dance have performed under its aegis
since inception
The Kendra owns four campuses – Chandigarh, Mohali and two at Kolkata besides zonal/liaison office at
Ludhiana and Bhubaneswar
The Kendra has more than 3500 affiliated centres in India and abroad including USA, UK, Canada, South
Africa, UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, Mauritius, etc.
The diplomas awarded by the Kendra are recognized

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