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Listen to the murmuring breeze, the chirping of birds and the rippling rivulets gracefully making their way down. Don't they seem to be in rhythm with the sound of the sitar (stringed musical instrument), the jhankar (ringing or resonance) of the ghungroos (anklet with bells) and the beat of the tabla (a small drum)...? Yes they do and that what is helping them to be one, are the institutions running in the valley, which are making the people realize the depth of music.

Presently there are two schools of fine arts, Bhaskar Sangeet Mahavidhyalaya and Nrityam School of Classical Dance, which are running classes for music and dance respectively.

Bhaskar Sangeet Mahavidhyalaya
At Lower Dhalpur, Kullu. (H.P)
This institute was started in 1963 and is running under the efficient and experienced guidance of Prof. Shyam. This institute is affiliated to Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

The candidates can learn both vocal and instrumental (Tabla, Sitar and Flute) music here. To seek admission they have to undergo an interview with Guru Shyam Ji. No essential educational qualification is required. Students can gain both Bachelors and Masters degree in their respective fields. The Prachin Kala Kendra Chandigarh issues degree to them. The fee varies according to the classes.

Nrityam School of Classical Dance
This Institute established recently in May 2001 is teaching interested pupils various forms of Classical Dance, namely Kathak and Oddisi. It is affiliated to The Ministry of Culture (New Delhi), Govt. of India. The eligible age to get admission is below 25 years. The admission forms can be obtained from the institution itself .The rhythmic sense of the candidate is checked at the time of admission. The course duration is three years, after which a certificate and diploma is given to the student, which is valid all over India. A fee of Rs. 250 is to submitted at the office every month. The Department of Culture awards scholarships on the basis of merit and performance.

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