The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology in Ahmedabad is a unique institute dedicated to the preservation, restoration and collection of ancient Indian manuscripts and artifacts. It provides scholars a wonderful opportunity for research and study. One of the regional centre for National Mission for manuscripts programme of Ministry of Culture, GoI, the institute also serves as Manuscripts Resource Centre and Manuscript Preservation and Restoration Centre. The Institute is recognized by the Gujarat University as a research centre for promoting doctoral and post-doctoral studies carried out by scholars in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Ancient Indian Culture.
Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy was established in year 1961 by the State Government of Gujarat for encouraging the growth and comprehensive development of the visual art forms like painting, photography and sculpture which has a rich cultural history dating back to pre Christ era of Harappan Civilization. Later in the year 1995 the academy was declared as autonomous body.
Contributed by: Janki, CEE
Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, also known as Rajasthan State Academy of Fine Arts, is located at Ravindra Manch in Jaipur. Since its inception in 1957, the Academy has been promoting various visual arts. The academy conducts art exhibitions (especially for students), inter-state art exhibitions, exchange programs and art fairs. Painting competitions are organized for children. The academy supports artists and art organizations financially. Scholarships are available for outstanding students.
Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy has three art galleries (Amber Art Gallery, Modern Art Gallery and Academy Art Gallery) where one can see rare and antique collections of fine arts.
Contributed by Priyanka Sinsinwar, CEE West
LPPS was founded in 1996 by Shri Hanwant Singh Rathore and Dr.Ilse Köhler-Rollefson to support the Raika camel breeders that were experiencing an acute crisis.