National Lalit Kala Akademi awards
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance; GS-I-Society
- The President of India conferred the 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi Awards on 15 meritorious artists in New Delhi
- Lalit Kala Akademi also called National Academy of Art was set up by the Government of India in New Delhi as an autonomous body, in 1954.
- The Akademi was given statutory authority in 1957, under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
- It is funded by the Ministry of Culture.