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Govt. considering proposal to declare NSD as an Institution of National Importance

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A proposal to declare the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi as an Institution of National Importance is under consideration of the Government.
 
Till such time a final decision is taken in the matter, the NSD has decided to defer the opening of regional centres, Minister for Culture Mahesh Sharma told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
 
In a written reply to a question, Dr Sharma said the Broad-Based Committee (Vision Committee) set up by the National School of Drama (NSD) Society in February 2005, inter-alia, had recommended the opening of five regional centres of the NSD across the country.
 
He said that, on the basis of these recommendations, a decision to establish five regional centres during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-2012), one each in Kolkata, Mumbai/Goa, J&K, and North-East, besides upgrading the existing Regional Resource cum Research Centre, Bengaluru to a full-fledged regional centre, was taken by the Government. 
 
These regional centres were to be established in consultation with concerned State Governments, who were required to provide land/accommodation for the purpose. So far, only Karnataka has provided land/accommodation in 2013 at Bengaluru for the purpose. Till date, no other concerned State Government has provided land to the NSD for the opening of its regional branches, he said.
 
Under NSD’s Out-reach/Extension Programme, two Centres, one at Gangtok (Sikkim) and another at Agartala (Tripura) are functioning and are also conducting a one-year theatre training course in addition to the one being conducted at Bengaluru (Karnataka).
 
"A proposal to declare NSD as an Institution of National Importance is under consideration of the Government. Till such time a final decision is taken in the matter, the NSD has decided to defer the opening of regional centres," he added.
 
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