cater solely to literature. With a rich collection of books on literature and literary traditions in 24
      recognized Indian languages, this library is one of its kind. In addition to this library, Sahitya
      Akademi has libraries in its regional offices in Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. Total number of
      registered members of Sahitya Akademi library is 13,219; total number of books in the library is
      1,72,000 and the library attracts about 150 members every day. For better dissemination of
      literature in all the twenty four recognized Indian languages, Sahitya Akademi annually
      participates in about 180 book fairs and exhibitions across the country.
      Relevant Website:
      Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
            The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is a national level academic
      research centre encompassing the study and experience of all the arts, classical and folk, written
      and oral, ancient and modern. Located in the heart of New Delhi, IGNCA is an autonomous trust
      under the Ministry of Culture. It has a rich collection of resources covering a wide range of
      disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, history, philosophy, language and literature,
      arts and crafts of India, south Asia, south east Asia and west Asia.
            The IGNCA has six functional units – Kalanidhi, the multi-form library; Kalakosa, devoted
      mainly to the study and publication of fundamental texts in Indian languages; Janapada
      Sampada, the division engaged in lifestyle studies; Kaladarsana; the executive unit which
      transforms researches and studies emanating from the IGNCA into visible forms through
      exhibition; Cultural Informatics Lab, which applies technology tools for cultural preservation
      and propagation; and Sutradhara, the administrative section that acts as a spine supporting and
      coordinating all the activities.
            The IGNCA has a regional centre at Bengaluru. The regional centre for the eastern region
      office is located in Varanasi. The centre for North East is based in Guwahati. IGNCA has also
      operationalised six new centres across the country in Ranchi, Puducherry, Vadodara, Thrissur,
      Goa and Srinagar. IGNCA also manages the National Mission of Manuscripts which has
      conserved and digitised precious heritage of manuscripts through resource and conservation
      centres across India.
      Relevant Website:
      Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
            The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is one of the premier institutions
      working in the field of linking education with culture. CCRT was set up in 1979 as an
      autonomous organization by the Government of India. With headquarters in New Delhi, it has
      three regional centres at Udaipur, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The broad objectives of CCRT are
      revitalize the education system by creating an understanding and awareness among students
      about the plurality of the regional cultures of India and integrating this knowledge with
      education. The main thrust is on linking education with culture and making students aware of the
      importance of culture in all development programmes. It conducts a variety of training
      programmes for in-service teachers drawn from all parts of the country. The training provides an
      understanding and appreciation of the philosophy, aesthetics and beauty inherent in Indian art
      and culture and focuses on formulating methodologies for incorporating a cultural component in
      curriculum teaching. This training also stresses the role of culture in science and technology,