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The Art and Cultural Affairs Department has been established for the promotion and development of performing, Art, Visual art, Plastic art & all crafts of the state.

This Department has been organizing workshops/camps on various art forms of the State such as dance, drama, paintings, photography, graphics, sculpture, music etc. and folk festivals on various occasions such as Teej, Haryana Day, Geeta Jayanti etc. Department also organizes classical and folk music dance, drama and other variety programmes from time to time and makes concerted efforts to arrange cultural shows on national festivals. It also arranges cultural programmes of International cultural troupes in collaboration with the Indian Councial for Cultural Relations and Festival of India. Zonal Cultural Centres were established by the Government of India in November, 1986 and Haryana State is the member of two Zonal Cultural Centres, i.e. North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala and North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad.

Art & Cultural of Haryana

Haryana is one of the unique states in the country having developed culture and developing economy. It's culture is deeply rooted in a pluralistic ethos of age -old histroy providing creative expression, value- sustenance and belief patterns to thousands of communities which constitute the contemporary Indian Society.Haryana also occupies an important place on the cultural map of India. Haryana is proud of a rich cultural heritage that goes way back to the Vedic times. The state is rich in folklore. The people of Haryana have their own traditions. The age old customs of meditation, Yoga and chanting of Vedic Mantras, are still observed by the masses. The seasonal and religious festivals glorify the culture of this region. The dance is said to be the mother of all arts. Music and poetry exist in tune, painting and architecture in space. The dance is just not a form of recreation but something needed to release the physical and emotional energy. Folk dances, like other creative art, helps in sublimating the performer's worries and cares. Haryana has always been a state of diverse races, cultures and faiths. It is on this soil that they met and fused into something truly India. The people of Haryana have preserved their old religious and social traditions. They celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm and traditional fervor. Their culture and popular art are Saangs, dramas, ballads and songs in which they take great delight.