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OVERVIEW & FUNCTIONING

The functioning of Cultural Centers Department is very different from any other department of the Pune Municipal Corporation. Pune city is not only known as the ‘Oxford of India’ but also known as the ‘Cultural Capital of Maharashtra’ due to its cultural richness and elan. Punekars are known to create new standards of culture, and we realize that this process needs safe spaces to express creativity.

Hence, Pune Municipal Corporation has made provision of a total of 13 cultural centres :

1) Bal Gandharva Ranga Mandir,

2) Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha,

3) Ganesh Kala Krida Manch,

4) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Sanskrutik Bhavan,

5) Maulana AbulKalam Azad Smarak,

6) Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Kalamandir,

7) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan and Raja Ravi Verma New Art Gallery,

8) Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Kaladalan,

9) Vijay Tendulkar Nattyagruha situated within the Rajeev Gandhi E-learning School,

10) Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Smarak,

11) Mahatma Phule Natyagruha,

12) Dnyanjyoti Savitribai Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan

13) Hindu Hriday Samrat Shivsena Pramukh Balasaheb Thackrey (Vyangchitrakar) Kaladalan.

Every day various programs including cultural, social, religious, educational, political, business-related etc. are conducted across these cultural centers in three sessions. Prestigious personalities including the Hon.President, Hon. Prime Minister, Hon.Union Ministers, Hon.Members of Parliament, Hon.Members of Legislative Assembly, Hon.Mayor, Hon.Commissioner as well as senior officer bearers and officers grace some of these programs.

The work responsibilities of this department primarily include managing the 4-month slot reservations, organizing the cultural festivals promoted by the Pune Municipal Corporation, imparting information under the Right to Information Act 2005, resolving any problems that the managers, producers and artists may face by being available for them all through the day till 12 at night, following-up with pending issues and performing many such important activities.

The work of the Cultural Centers Department spans across three sessions of the day (8.00 am today to 8.00 am tomorrow). The work responsibility of the Cultural Center Department is to provide services to the citizens for various cultural, social, political, religious and educational programs; therefore, the cultural centers are included under the Essential Services of the government.

The repairs and maintenance of the cultural centers is handled by the Bhavan Rachana / Building and Construction and Electricity Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

The functions of the Cultural Centers Department are under the control of the Hon. Municipal Commissioner, Hon. Additional Municipal Commissioner (Estates) and Hon. Deputy Commissioner (Property / Land Acquisition and Management).

Programs in the cultural centers are conducted in three sessions every day. Prestigious personalities including the Hon.President, Hon. Prime Minister, Hon.Union Ministers, Hon.Members of Parliament, Hon.Members of Legislative Assembly, Hon.Mayor, Hon.Commissioner, as well as senior officer bearers and leaders, grace some of these programs. On such occasions, it is our primary responsibility to take care of the entire arrangement including maintaining the cleanliness of the theatre, managing all the activities related to the stage, and taking care of everything right from receiving the V.I.P. guests till the time they leave for their next destination.

Other important responsibilities of the Department include, managing 4-month slot reservations, organizing cultural festivals promoted by the Pune Municipal Corporation, imparting information under the Right to Information Act 2005, resolving problems that the managers, producers and artists may face by being available for them all through the day till 12 at night, following - up with pending issues, etc.

Our staff works across three sessions of the day and night, i.e., from 8:00 am today to 8:00 tomorrow. Hence, our department offers 24 x 7 service. The overall work responsibility of the Cultural Centers Department is to provide services to the citizens for various forms of cultural, social, political, religious and educational programs; therefore, the cultural centers are included under the Essential Services of the government.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The functioning of Cultural Centres Department is very different from any other department of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

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खाते प्रमुख

खाते प्रमुखाचे नाव: Mr. Satish Kulkarni

पदनाम: Deputy Commissioner

ई-मेल आयडी: satish.kulkarni@punecorporation.org

मोबाइल क्रमांक: +91 9689932233

नोडल ऑफिसर

नोडल ऑफिसरच नाव: Mr. Bharat Arjun Kumawat

पदनाम: Administration officer

ई-मेल आयडी: bharatkumawat59@gmail.com

मोबाइल क्रमांक: +91 9689932518

विभागाची माहिती

विभाग पत्ता: Balgandharva Rangamandir, Jhansi Rani Laxmibai Chowk Shivajinagar, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005

दूरध्वनी क्रमांक: +91 20 25532959

ई-मेल आयडी: balgandharvaelec@gmail.com

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The functioning of Cultural Centres Department is very different from any other department of the Pune Municipal Corporation.

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खाते प्रमुख

खाते प्रमुखाचे नाव: Mr. Satish Kulkarni

पदनाम: Deputy Commissioner

ई-मेल आयडी: satish.kulkarni@punecorporation.org

मोबाइल क्रमांक: +91 9689932233

नोडल ऑफिसर

नोडल ऑफिसरच नाव: Mr. Bharat Arjun Kumawat

पदनाम: Administration officer

ई-मेल आयडी: bharatkumawat59@gmail.com

मोबाइल क्रमांक: +91 9689932518

विभागाची माहिती

विभाग पत्ता: Balgandharva Rangamandir, Jhansi Rani Laxmibai Chowk Shivajinagar, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005

दूरध्वनी क्रमांक: +91 20 25532959

ई-मेल आयडी: balgandharvaelec@gmail.com

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