The Association cherished a dream to have its own infrastructure to carry forward activities and objectives in a permanent way in the National Capital. The Association acquired a plot of land measuring 836-sq. mtr. located at A 14 B, Satsang Marg, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110067 in the year 1989. The centre has been christened “Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan” after the great 15th century vashnavite saint, social reformer, and architect of a distinctive Assamese culture and ethos, Sri Srimanta Sankaradeva.

The main objectives of the centre is to house a Cultural centre for Research, Development and Training in the famous dance forms of Assam and NE and other forms of folk dances, drama and music; a school for imparting short term certificate course in Assamese and other local languages of NE is also being planned. It also has sizeable facility to accommodate about 50 people at any point of time for providing lodging facilities to people coming to Delhi for short stay.

At present a vocational training centre, information centre, library, conference hall, a 150 seater auditorium, open air-theatre with back rooms and office space for the Association and caretaker’s office are functioning along with the rooms for accommodation for the members. This apart, it will house an Art Gallery for artists from Assam and NE, Terrace Restaurant and the Food Court.

 

Provisions made in Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan:

Basement  

  • Library
  • Rehearsal Room
  • Multi-purpose hall for dance and music school, games etc.
  • Art Gallery (Yet to open)
Ground floor  

  • Auditorium for 150 persons including balcony in mezzanine floor
  • Reception and toilet block
  • An open Air Theater with terrace & seating area for dance and music programs
First floor  

  • Conference hall for 25 persons.
  • Office
  • Lounge
  • Canteen
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace Restaurant (Yet to open)
Second floor  

  • Common room-1 No.
  • Girls’ dormitory 2 nos. (capacity-10 girls in each)
  • 3 bedded deluxe room = 1 no
  • 2 bedded rooms with attached toilet = 1 no.
  • 2 bedded rooms without attached toilet = 2 nos.
  • Toilet block = 4 bath, 4 toilet
Third floor  

  • Boys’ dormitory 2 nos.
  • 3 bedded deluxe room = 1 no
  • 2 bedded rooms with attached toilet = 2 nos.
  • 2 bedded rooms without attached toilet = 1 no.
  • Toilet blocks = 4 bath, 4 toilet