Uttar Pradesh [UPPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

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UP Govt. to organise training & performance programme of KHON Ramlila

The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government is organising India’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON Ramlila, a masked form of Ramlila art of Thailand, in collaboration with Thailand government.

Key Highlights

UP Government will prepare some artists from the state for this art, who will be getting training from experts of Thailand as part of cultural exchange programme between two nations.

A group of officials of culture department of Thailand government and experts of KHON Ramlila has reached Lucknow to train 15 Indian artists in this form of ancient Ramlila. The trained artists will perform at Grand Deepotsav function which will be organised on 26 October 2019 in Ayodhya, UP and later in the other parts of country also.

About Khon Ramleela

It is a form of masked dance depicting the scenes of Ramlila. It has no dialogues and background voices narrate complete story of Ramayana, one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. The performance in KHON Ramlila’s is also a famous visual delight for its beautiful attire and golden masks.

KHON Ramlila of Thailand is included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Govt to set-up National Police University at Greater Noida

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has announced to set up world-class National Police University (NPU) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The proposed multi-disciplinary university will provide dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment for advancement and dissemination of education and research in policing science and related areas.

About National Police University (NPU)

It will be established at prime location in the NCR region on a plot of 100 acres located at IT Park, Tech zone in Greater Noida. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has offered land on a 90-year lease at concessional rate at the cost of Rs 371 crore.

It will have dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment dedicated to advancement and dissemination of education, research and scholarships of highest quality in the domain of policing science, forensic science, cyber forensics, criminology, criminal justice, risk management and related areas.

It will offer to students formal education programmes leading to award of bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral degrees as well as PG Diploma in specialised niche areas in police sciences, criminology, criminal justice, cyber forensics, forensic science, risk management and allied subjects with special papers in specified areas using classroom teachings initially and later also through distance learning mode.

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