Srinagar: The National School of Drama (NSD) is opening its center in Jammu and Kashmir soon and in this regard, a committee has submitted that the state government will have to be consulted.
Under its Out-Reach/Extension Programme, three NSD Centres are operating in India. One each in Agartala (Tripura), Gangtok (Sikkim) and Bengaluru (Karnataka), a PIB statement said Monday evening.
“On the basis of the recommendations made by the Broad Based Committee for opening up of 5 regional centres across the country, NSD Society proposed to establish 5 regional centres one each at Kolkata, Mumbai/Goa, J&K, North-East beside upgrading the existing Regional Resource Centre (RRC), Bengaluru to a full-fledged regional centre. These regional centres were to be established in consultation with the concerned State Governments, which were required to provide accommodation for the purpose,” the statement said.
“Only the Government of Karnataka has allotted land for the purpose at Bengaluru. Proposals have also been received from the State governments for opening of Regional Centres at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh and in Telangana. The NSD Society has decided to constitute a Committee to work out policy/modalities for opening such Centres,” the information was given by Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.