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The government of India, Ministry of Culture runs a scheme called "Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme" through Zonal Cultural Centres to preserve and promote rare and vanishing art forms on Classical or Folk/Tribal so that the young talents be nurtured to acquire skills in their chosen field of art under the able guidance of Gurus.

The traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara in the Indian Culture and Religion is the succession of teachers and disciples through the tradition of spiritual relationship and mentoring. Through this tradition teachings and knowledge of a Guru will be transferred to a disciple.

The Ministry of Culture with the aim of preserving the Guru-Shishya Parampara tradition and promoting talents in the field of music and drama and other art forms introduced the Guru Shishya Parampara scheme in 2003-04. As per the scheme, great masters in the field of Music and Dance, folk and tribal art forms will be identified in each zonal cultural centre and pupils will be assigned to them. Financial assistance and Scholarship will be given by the government, encouraging the systematic learning of different art forms.

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