Port Blair, Aug. 31: The Department of Art and Culture in association with Department of Tourism, A&N Administration will be deputing a Cultural Contingent from the Islands to New Delhi to perform on 15th November 2012 at Lal Chowk Theatre, Pragati Maidan during India International Trade Fair. The Department of Art and Culture is planning a theme based choreographed programme focusing on the history and composite culture of the islands.

In this context, applications are invited from the cultural associations having folk or choreographed dances, plays relating to history and composite culture of the islands or any other suitable programme. The duration of the programme should be within 6-10 minutes and total number of artistes in each programme should not be more than 12.

Interested cultural organizations may apply to the Director, Directorate of Art & Culture, A&N Administration, Cellular Jail Complex, Port Bair giving details of their programmes, number of artists, contact number etc by 15th September 2012. Applications can be sent by fax on 232637/231463. Application can also be email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Selection trial will be held on 17th September 2012 at 4 p.m in Andaman Club, Port Blair to select the best programme.