Paragraph on Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)
The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) was set up in 1979 as an autonomous organization fully financed by the Government. The Centre had taken over the scheme ‘Propagation of Culture’ which was being implemented by the University of Delhi from 1970 onwards. The boards’ objective of the Centre is to revitalize the education system by creating an understanding and awareness among students about the plurality of regional cultures on India integrating this knowledge with the school education. To fulfill its objects, the Centre organizes a number of training programmes for the benefit of students and teachers drawn from schools and teacher educators from state particularly those from rural areas. The main thrust is on linking education with culture and making students aware of the importance of culture in all developmental programs CCRT implements the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme, which was taken over from the Department of Culture in 1982.