During the Commemoration, the Scheme will assist and support all eligible not-for-profit organisations working for promotion of art and culture and Universities (including University’s Centres and Institutions but not University Departments, schools or colleges). These may be through lectures, seminars, workshops, symposia, cultural shows, literary festivals, exhibitions, small documentary films and audio-video presentations etc.
The Central Government assistance is limited to 75% of the estimated cost of a proposal/programme, with a ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs. The Scheme will operate till May 2012.
Applications should be made at least 2 to 3 months before the proposed function, programme or event. Those Organisations which have already applied to the Ministry of Culture will need to apply afresh in the prescribed manner indicated above.