Five regional centres of NSD likely to be set up

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New Delhi, Apr 29 (UNI) The government today said five regional schools of the capital-based National School of Drama (NSD) were proposed to be set up in various parts of the country during the Eleventh Plan.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Culture and Tourism Minister Ambika Soni said the Broad-Based Committee of the National School of Drama had recommended opening of five regional schools.

As per the recommendation, the existing Regional Resource Centre of NSD at Bangalore has to be upgraded into a full-fledged regional school.

The committee has also recommended the setting up of one such school in Kolkata, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra or Goa.

Further, a Regional Training Centre in the North-East has also been proposed.

Ms Soni said it was proposed to operationalise these centres during the eleventh Plan period (2007-12).

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