North Zone Cultural Centre

North Zone Cultural Centre or NZCC in Patiala in Punjab state was first amongst several regional cultural centres established by Government of India to preserve and promote arts, crafts, traditions and cultural heritage of India.

North Zone Cultural Centre
TypeZonal Cultural Centre
PurposeEducation, preservation and promotion of arts and culture
Old Moti Bagh palace in Patiala, seat of NZCC

Establishment of North Zone Culture Centre was announced by then Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi during his visit to Hussainiwala, Punjab on 23 March 1985.

The North Cultural Zone is one of seven Cultural Zones of India defined and provided with administrative infrastructure by the Government of India.[1]

Coordinates: 30°20′0″N 76°23′38″E / 30.33333°N 76.39389°E / 30.33333; 76.39389

Other Regional Cultural Centres of IndiaEdit


  1. ^ West Zone Culture Center, West Zone Culture Centre, retrieved 15 December 2010, ... West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC) with its headquarters at Udaipur is one of the seven Zonal Cultural Centres set up during 1986-87, under the direct initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India ...

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