Kalakshetra: Centre For Artistic Endeavour:
It is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.
- Founded in 1936 by the vibrant visionary Rukmini Devi Arundale.
- The Institution stands testimony to her dream of creating a space where the essence of Indian thought would find expression through artistic education.
- Located in Chennai, the Kalakshetra Foundation, as it is known today, is a vital center for the study and performance of fine arts.
- In 1994, an Act of the Parliament of India recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an “Institute of National Importance.”