The establishment of Zonal Cultural Centres is symbolic of the joint effort made by the government and the general masses to maintain and protect our extensive cultural heritage as well as to bring it into greater proximity to the everyday life of the general public.
Because each state and Union Territory is home to at least one Zonal Cultural Centre, the purpose of this initiative is to encourage people living within each zone as well as those living in adjacent zones to engage in significantly deeper levels of cultural dialogue and comprehension.
The seven Zonal Cultural Centres in India provide assistance for the creative endeavours of India's folk artists, traditional craftspeople, and other traditional artists. The preservation, innovation, promotion, and dissemination of the various art forms within the constituent states are the primary goals of the Centres.
These broad disciplines include music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary activities, and craft traditions. A particular emphasis is placed on older art forms that are in danger of extinction within this context.
One of the seven Zonal Cultural Centres established by the Government of India with the purpose of culturally integrating the States and Union Territories as a part of the Programme of National Integration is the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), which covers the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal as well as the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The other six Zonal Cultural Centres cover the states.
Since it was first established in 1985, the EZCC has served as a cultural nerve centre between and among the numerous ethnic cultural centres and organisations of excellence located in the eastern region of the country.
The Eastern Zone Cultural Center, India has been working hard over the past two decades to fulfil the mandate that it was given by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. This mandate was to reach out to the most inaccessible areas of not only the eastern part of the country, but all parts of our nation, and to raise awareness among the people about the dizzying variety of Indian culture, tradition, and heritage as well as its underlying unity.
This work has been done in order to carry out the mission of the Through the years, the relationships between the common man and the artists have been helped to become stronger by the interplay of culture that has taken place between the two groups. The spirit of rural and tribal India has been a focus of EZCC's efforts to promote and strengthen during the course of its history.
Through its numerous programmes of folk, tribal, and classical music and dance, documentation and publications, workshops, and exhibitions on arts and crafts, the EZCC India has been successful over the course of the past 35 years in instilling in people a conscious appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of its own zone as well as other parts of the country.