1. CONFERMENT OF KALAIMAMANI AWARD
With a view to felicitating the famous artistes
who are serving in a commendable manner in the field of performing arts, the
Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram is conferring “Kalaimamani” the State
Award on them. So far
artistes have been honoured with the Kalaimamani Award. In the function
organised for conferring Kalaimamani award, portraits of 324 eminent
deceased artistes in various art disciplines have been unveiled.
At the “Kalaimamani” award
investiture ceremonies, Porkizhi (Cash Award) has been awarded to senior
Kalaimamani artistes who are in indigent circumstances. In this way,
Porkizhi was given totally to 199 artistes, at the rate of Rs.1000/- to 147
artistes, at the rate of Rs.5000/- to 17 artistes, at the rate of
Rs.10,000/- to 13 artistes and 22 artistes at rate of 15,000/- have
With a view to encourage and
felicitate the voluntary cultural organisations and splendid performing
drama troupes, so far 27 cultural organisations and 18 drama troupes were
awarded Shields and Rolling Shields.
4. INTER-STATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
To create opportunities for the
people in different parts of India, to know about the arts and cultural
heritage and also to promote the sense of national integration, the scheme
known as Inter-State Cultural Exchange Programme is being implemented by the
Manram on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu, with the co-ordination of
Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi on behalf of the Government of India.
Under this scheme, so far, 81 cultural troupes from other
States have visited to Tamil Nadu and 84
cultural troupes of Tamil Nadu have visited to other States to perform the
In this regard, the Tamil Nadu
cultural troupe has been sponsored to visit Himachal Pradesh from 6th
to 16th October 2008 and conducted programmes. Further, a
cultural troupe from Himachal Pradesh has to visit Tamil Nadu soon to
perform their cultural programmes.
5. ENCOURAGEMENT OF TALENTED YOUNG ARTISTES
With a view to providing an
introduction to the budding artistes who have been trained in the Art field
of Bharathanatyam, Classical Vocal and Instrumental Music, etc., the Manram
is extending grant to the successfully running Voluntary Cultural
Organisations of Tamil Nadu for arranging the performances of the young
artistes. So far 1792 young artistes have benefited under the scheme.
6. DOCUMENTATION ON DRAMATURGY
Pursuant to the sanction of
Rupees Ten lakhs by the Government to the Manram, action has been initiated
to document and preserve the photos of the drama artistes, their voices and
scene of the dramas and to collect the costumes, dresses, sceneries & stage
materials, which were used by the deceased famous artistes to exhibit for
the younger generation to know about the dramaturgy.
7. DOCUMENTATION ON
TRADITIONAL TAMIL ISAI
A documentation about the
traditional Tamil Isai, portraying life history from Seerkazhi Tripartite to
Rajarathinam Pillai has to be made.
8. ORGANISING CAMP ON MUTHAMIZH
As the Film Appreciation Course
conducted by the Pune Film Institute in every summer holidays, a course on
Literature, Music and Drama has to be organised by the emeritus and creators
in the concerned fields.
9. CONSTRUCTION OF A GUEST HOUSE FOR THE
For staying the artistes who come
from other Districts to Chennai, a Guest House measuring 363.90 Square Metre
constructing in the premises of the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram.
10. CULTURAL FESTIVALS OF THE MANRAM
With a view to know about the
importance of our extinguishing traditional art forms, by our younger
generation and also to provide the sufficient programme opportunities to the
folk arts, who are living ideally the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram is
organising various cultural functions and conducting folk festivals. Besides
organising commemmorative functions of the deceased famous artistes,
Mupperum Vizha, Dance & drama functions and also conducting cultural
programmes at Tourist spots, Temples and at Courtallam drizzling festivals,
a) Nine days Literary Art Festival such as
Seminar, Therukoothu Vizha, Nadaswara Thiruvizha, Tamil Isai, Devara
Thiruvarutpa Isai Vizha, Thavil Nadaswara Kalai Vizha, Bharathi Vizha, Jeeva
Centinary and Symposium have been celebrated in a grand manner between
29.3.2008 and 6.4.2008 at Chennai.
b) Staging of four dance-dramas produced
under the scheme of grants for the production of fine dance dramas in Tamil,
has been organised at Chennai from 20th to 23rd
October, 2008 in a grand manner.
c) Perarignar Anna Centenerary Celebration
has been organised in a grand manner at Chennai from 4th to 6th
December 2008, such as symposium, seminar, cultural performances and
publication of the book.
11. SPONSORING OF CULTURAL PROGRAMMES ON
BEHALF OF THE MANRAM
(a) Under the scheme of conducting
cultural programmes at Tourist places, cultural programmes have been
organised from 10th to 12th August 2008, on behalf of
the Manram, at the Saaral Thiruvizha held at Coutrallam of Tirunelveli
(b) Under the scheme of sponsoring cultural programmes at temples, two music programmes have been conducted at
Soothavaneswarar temple, at Kothamangalam of Sivaganga District, on account
of Kumbabishegam, on 26th & 27th August 2008.
12. ORGANISING TAMIL CULTURAL FESTIVALS AT
(a) In co-ordination with Avvai Tamil
Sangam of Noida in Uttarpradesh, folk cultural programmes of Tamil Nadu have
been conducted from 24th to 26th January 2009.
(b) Folk cultural programmes of Tamil
Nadu have been conducted at National Karavela Festival at Kandhagiri of
Orissa State, from 6th to 8th February 2009.