26 April 2019: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)

  • It is a multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre in Mumbai
  • Inaugurated in 1969, it was the first multi-venue, multi-genre cultural centre in South Asia.
  • The NCPA is committed to preserving and promoting India’s rich and vibrant artistic heritage in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography, as well as presenting new and innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including drama, contemporary dance, orchestral concerts, opera, jazz and chamber music.
  • The NCPA was the brainchild of JRD Tata and Dr. Jamshed Bhabha, two visionaries who saw India’s need for an all-encompassing world-class performing arts centre.

Context

  • Speaking at the “CHIRAGH” concert of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that music has the power to overcome the tribulations of war and terrorism and sends the message of oneness.

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