Government of India, Department of Culture launched a Scheme called ‘Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme’ through Zonal Cultural Centre to preserve and promote rare and vanishing art forms whether classical or folk/tribal so that the young talents be nurtured to acquire skills in their chosen field of art through some financial assistance by the ZCCs in the form of scholarship under the guidance of Experts and Masters in these fields.
To implement this scheme, Great Masters (Gurus) of different art forms of constituent states of NZCC, who are capable to train the interested shishyas are identified. The committee is constituted to process, evaluate and recommend the candidature of expert (Guru). Each Guru is expected to train five to eight shishyas. To motivate and incentize, a small scholarship is provided to the pupil and an honorarium to the Master(Guru) as per the norms fixed by Ministry of Culture, Government of India which are as under:
Guru (Master) @ Rs.5000/- per month
Accompanist @ Rs.2500/- each per month
Shishya @ Rs.1000/- each per month
NZCC has implemented this scheme in all its member States. About 273 Gurus and 1700 Shishyas in 130 extinct and dying folk/ tribal art forms have benefitted from this scheme up to now as per the table given below:
|S.No.||State||No. of Art Form||No. of Gurus||No. of Assistants||No. of Shishyas|
|(i)||Punjab/ U.T. Chandigarh||32||104||102||630|
|(iv)||Jammu & Kashmir||17||30||38||272|
A Monitoring Workshop-cum-Presentations of Gurus and Shishyas is organised for reviewing and evaluating the progress made in this direction. An Expert Committee comprising eminent Art Experts is constituted for this purpose.
This scheme has provided security to a large number of old and retired artistes. Most of the artistes covered under this scheme are from rural areas and teaching shishyas from within reasonable catchment area of their residence.
The following art forms including vanishing/rare ones/folk instruments etc. have been covered under this Scheme:
|Punjab:||Malwai Gidha, Tipri, Tumbi, Algoza, Lok Gatha, Bazigar, Bagdu, Gatka, Sammi, Naqqal, Ludi, Jhoomer, Sarangi, Sammi, Dhola, Bhard, Kavishar, Charkol Sketch, Rabab, Sufiana singing, Dilruba, Gurmat Sangeet, Traditional Craft, Nachhar, Folk Motifs, Dari & Khes weaving, Dhadi Gayan etc.|
|Haryana:||Traditional Paintings of Haryana, Bamlehri, Dhamal, Sarangi, Nagara, Jogi, Deepak Raas, Haryana Folk Art, Swang, Been, Bansuli, Been-Vanjali, Jangam, Gugga Dance, Deru, Toomba, Taasha, Matka, Sapera-Been, Haryanvi Lok Gayan, Benjo & Do-tara (Instruments) etc.|
|Himachal Pradesh:||Khanjri Rubana, Mahasu Nati, Gangi & Mona Gayan, Folk Singing of HP with Ektara, Hudak, Ransingha, Thoda, Pahari Paintings, Dhaja, Chandravali Gayan, Chamba Rumal, Ghat Nritya, Gaddi Dance, Churahi Nritya, Gojri Nritya, Seentu Nritya, Moortikala, Kangra Paintings, Ghurehi Nritya, Dandaras Nritya, Dhuria Swang, Hudak Nritya, Bhagat & Karyala (Folk Theatre), Kinnauri Nati etc.|
|Jammu & Kashmir:||Sufiana Singing with Santoor, Kud Dance, King Instrument, Bhakhan, Surna, Damiyan, Flute, Folk Theatre, Folk Singing of Ladakh, Bhagta, Folk Singing of Kashmir, Dhamali Dance, Jatar & Kaark, Bhand Pather (Folk Theatre) and Geetru (Singing & Dance), Harnan Dance, Daastan, Loser Dance (Leh), Bach-e-Nagma, Rabab (Inst.) etc.|
|U.T. Chandigarh:||Dhad Sarangi, Folk theatre, Sufiana Kalam, Malwai Gidha, Dhola, Jhoomer, Embroidery, Weaving Craft (Jute) etc.|
|Rajasthan:||Charri, Himalu Gayan, Khamiacha, Bhawai, Folk Paintings, Khadtal, Kuchamani Khaya, Traditional Folk Songs, Garasia Dance, Chang Nritya, Bhapang Vadan, Raavan Hatha (Inst.) etc.|
|Uttarakhand:||Folk Art, Cholia, Folk singing of Uttaranchal, Folk Singing of Kemayun region, Clay art, Mask making, Thadia chofla, Kamauni nritya, Jaynsari Nritya, Tharu buksa, Hudak (Inst.), Jagger gayan, Chanchri gayan, Dhol & Damau (Instr.), Garhwali Nritya, Chapeli Nritya, Mashak Been, Pandu Gayan etc.|
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