Kala Niketan School

India has a long tradition of art and culture giving pre-eminence to classical music and dance and fine arts. Since ancient times music and dance in India have attained a high degree of excellence from both technical and aesthetic viewpoints and it has been noticed all over the world. The great sages and saints of India found in these classical arts the supreme values of Indian culture. Gradually, they were relegated to the background and devalued and devalued in the eyes if Indian Society.

In Chandigarh, a brand of zealous and devoted exponents and patrons of art and culture, led by Guru Madan Lal Koser, a great exponent of Shiva Tandav, got together in 1956 to set up an developing the waning tradition of the country on sound and scientific lines. This was born the institution PRACHEEN KALA KENDRA at Chandigarh. It was registered in 1957 at Jalandhar under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860; vide No. 72 of 1957-58.

Apart from the objectives already defined, it sought to provide adequate facilities for training, research and conduct of examinations in Music, Dance and Fine Arts in a systematic manner and for organizing regular performances by both renowned and up-coming artistes from all over the country and abroad.

Since its inception, the Kendra is striving hard for the promotion and propagation of classical arts. It has achieved unprecedented success in all its defined goals and at present it is the leading educational institution of international repute engaged in imparting quality education and training in the subjects of Classical Music, Dance and Fine Arts (Painting). Besides zonal offices in different cities of India, the Kendra has opened its offices overseas also including the U.S.A., U.K., Singapore, Mauritius and Canada.