About the Department About the Department

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:

 
In the year 1987 an independent Department of Cultural Affairs was created by the Government of Assam.
In course of time, the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Directorate of Museums, Directorate of Archaeology,Directorate of Library Services, Jyoti Chitraban (Film Studio) Society, Assam State Film (Finance & Development) Corporation and Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra Society came under the purview of Cultural Affairs Department. The Cultural Affairs Department also has to institutions of learning (a) Government College of Art & Crafts & (b) State College of Music.
 
The mandate of the Department of Culture is to preserve and promote all forms of art and culture.
 
To this end, the Department of Culture undertakes activities that follow from the Cultural Policy adopted by the Government of Assam on 2nd January, 2006, vied No. CAD. 281/2003/23. They include :
 
  • Preservation and promotion of the of the living culture of the ethnic and indigenous tribes and communities of the state;
  • Preservation and promotion of the ancient monuments and historical sites as monuments of our glorious past;
  • Preservation and promotion of the unique Satriya culture of the state ;
  • Searching talents in music, dance, acting, fine arts etc. from different parts of the state & provide them adequate opportunity for developing their talents and exposure.
  • Promoting culture and emotional integration among the people of the state and also with other states of the country and spread the message of peace, universal brotherhood and national unity ;
  • Publicity of the unique cultural mosaic of the state with its infinite variety throughout the world and promotion of of the state as a culture destination ;
  • Using the cultural talent to develop the entertainment industry in the state, thereby promoting employment;
  • Promoting those qualities and values that sets the culture of the state as one of the brightest jewels in India's cultural milieu;
  • Instillation of national pride in the people and propel every citizen to give their best in their chosen field of activity ;
  • Making use of the national and the international media to promote the culture of the state ; and
  • Imbibing a sense of appreciation of the traditional art and culture among the younger generation from school level
 
The functional spectrum of the Department is rather wide, ranging from generating cultural awareness at the grassroots level to promoting cultural exchanges at an international level. Along with the programmes for the preservation of the state's cultural heritage, the activities of the Department encourage and disseminate a variety of contemporary creative arts as well. The aim of the Department is to develop ways and means through which the basic cultural and aesthetic sensibilities of the people remain active and dynamic.
          The activities are carried out through the four directorates and other autonomous bodies/societies.
 
OFFICES AND INSTITUTIONS :
 
The following are the major directorates and societies/institution under the Department.
 
   DIRECTORATES :
  
  • Directorate of Cultural Affairs
  • Directorate of Archeology
  • Directorate of Museum.
  • Directorate of Library Services

  

   SOCIETIES & INSTITUTIONS :

  • Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Society
  • Jyoti Chitraban (Film Studio) Society
  • Jyoti Chitraban Film & TV Institute
  • Government College of Art & Crafts
  • Government College of Music
  • The Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Limited
     

     DIRECTORATE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS:   

 

THE DIRECTORATE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS WAS SET UP IN 1-11-1971 WITH THE OBJECT OF PROMOTION  AND  PRESERVATION  OF  THE  CULTURAL  HERITAGE  OF  ASSAM AFTER  THE CULTURAL POLICY 2006  WAS ADOPTED BY GOVERNMENT.  THE MICRO OBJECTIVE OF THE DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE IS THE APPLICATION OF DIFFERENT MEDIUM OF CREATIVE AND TRADITIONAL ARTS,  TOWARDS PROMOTING A CULTURE AND VALUE SYSTEM OF HONESTY AND DUTIFULNESS, CONCERN FOR FELLOW BEING, TOLERANT AND PEACE LOVING, PATRIOTIC AND ARTISTIC.

 

Offices available:
     One office in Guwahati.

 Websites:

     There is no Website.