Welcome to Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

Department of Folk and Performing Arts Center

                                                           हेमवती नंदन बहुगुणा गढ़वाल विश्वविद्यालय(केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय)

                                           HEMVATI NANDAN BAHUGUNA GARHWAL UNIVERSITY( A Central University )

About Department

Centre for Folk Performing Arts and Culture was sanctioned to HNBGU in 2006 by the Govt. of Uttarakhand with the focal theme of preserving and restoring the performing arts and culture of Uttarakhand. First of its kind in Uttarakhand, Centre counts the following among its chief objectives: Preservation of Himalayan culture and heritage, Experimentation in folk art expression, restoration of traditional genres, propagation and projection of the cultural heritage of Uttarakhand, revival of interest in regional art and culture and Generation of employment in art and cultural sector.

It is important to mention that while much of these traditions persist, much more is waning and may soon disappear. Therefore establishing a guardian institution to study, document, preserve and propagate the cultural facets of Uttarakhand is the need of the hour.

Center for Folk Performing Arts and Culture serves as an answer to this need, with an elementary focus on studying and conserving the age-old cultural traditions by proper documentation, and training the next generations to carry on the heritage. Four major sections of the Centre: Research and documentation wing, Performing Arts section, Media centre, Archive and Library.

Two plays presented by the department on World Theatre Day i.e., 'Bahut Bada Sawaal' & 'Guguti'. A seminar on 'Uttarakhand mein Rangmanch ki Dasha aur Disha was organised on World Theatre Day (27 March, 2012) at Birla campus, Srinagar.

Two plays, 'Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja' and 'Khilwad' were presented at Dehradun by the students of the department during the session 2011-12.

Last Updated on 04/10/2019