Source: PIB & Ministry of Culture
Government of India, Department of Culture launched a Scheme called ‘Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme’ through Zonal Cultural Centre
- It aims to preserve and promote rare and vanishing art forms whether classical or folk/tribal so that the young talents be nurtured to acquire skills in their chosen field of art through some financial assistance by the ZCCs in the form of scholarship under the guidance of Experts and Masters in these fields.
- This scheme envisages transmitting our valued traditions to the coming generations. Disciples are trained under veterans in art forms which are rare and vanishing.
- Rare and vanishing art forms of the region are identified and eminent exponents are selected to carry out the training programmes in ‘Gurukula’ tradition.
- Each Guru is expected to train five to eight shishyas.
To motivate and incentivize, a small scholarship is provided to the pupil and an honorarium to the Master(Guru) as per the norms fixed by Ministry of Culture, Government of India which are as under:
- The monthly remuneration for Guru – Rs. 7,500/-
- The monthly remuneration for Accompanist – Rs. 3,750/- each and
- The monthly remuneration for Pupils – Rs. 1,500/- each for the period of six months to maximum 1 year for one scheme.
- The names of the Gurus are recommended by the State Cultural Affairs Departments.