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Inter State Exchange of Cultural Troupes


The main objective is to opportunity by which people from different parts of the country will get to know about one another’s culture and promote National Integration. Under this scheme every year cultural troupes are sent to other states and in turn troupes from other states are received in Goa.


  1. Any Institution/Group willing to participate in the exchange programme should be preferably a recognized organization by the directorate.
  2. The items/programmes to be presented by the groups should be based on traditions and cultural heritage of the state.
  3. The participants in the troupes should be as far as possible folk artists of the area and the number should not be more than fifteen in each case.
  4. Each time groups i.e. male and female artists shall be considered for deputation.

Procedure to Avail Benefit

  1. After finalizing visit schedule in the conference of Sangeet Natak Academy the programme of visit is informed to groups and their willingness is invited.
  2. The Cultural institutions and organizations working in training the artists and promoting the local talent having standing eminence have to submit their willingness for participation in programme to the directorate in stipulated time.
  3. A committee set up in the department shall hold ion trials and the best performing groups are ed in order of merit and the groups are deputed turn by turn.
  4. In case of exigencies reputed troupes are contacted directly for deputation.


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