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Government awards scholarships to young artistes for cultural activities

The Government is implementing scheme of ‘Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields’ for advanced training  in the field of Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Mime, Visual Art, Folk, traditional and indigenous Art and Light Classical Music.

Under the Scholarship Scheme, up to 400 scholarships are given every year to selected Young Artistes in the age group of 18-25 years @ Rs. 5000/- per month for a period of 2 years.

A total number of 212 Young Artistes were given scholarships for the year 2014-15 and state-wise Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal topped the list with thirty seven artistes followed by Delhi and Madhya Pradesh with scholarships to twenty artistes. The selection for 2015-16 and 2016-17 has not been made and there is no community-wise quota for grant of scholarship.