In Fifth century’s... it was our Golden age… We call it Swarnim Bharat.
That historic Bharat which established an unimaginable institution. Nalanda - located in present-day Bihar, was built by Gupt rulers as an institution to promote art and knowledge preservation, unparalleled in the world even today. Its educational system was so impressive and unique that it not only received global recognition but also continues to inspire modern education
This was the world's first residential institution where students devoted their entire time to acquiring knowledge by living on campus. It was in this same institution that the guru-shishya tradition was defined, and its greatness remains unmatched today. This former institution was where scholars from all over the world came to spend their time to revive the excellence of education and rich traditions. This unforgettable journey of knowledge acquisition continued for 770 years.
So, what was lost that caused everything to change? We have come out of the meaningful acquisition of knowledge to participate in a race where the only goal of education is to prepare a global competition or to advance the economy. The soul of India is content, contentment comes through art, and art is a way of life. It is in art that the ability to relieve stress, worry, and depression exists. Today and in the future, we can make future generations even better through creativity.
How? Through the glorious history and rich culture of art, passed down through guru-shishya parampara, which has always flowed through the veins of this country. We need to create institutions of art that rise above selfishness and revive cultural art and traditions, while also introducing youth to artificial intelligence and digital art.
Not just India, but the world needs another Nalanda. Imagine if Nalanda's glorious history were to take shape once again, where there is a flow of artistic and creative education, where performance art, traditional art, and cultural art come together under one roof and give birth to the guru-shishya parampara in a well-equipped environment, so that every kind of art can break free from its boundaries and create its own path, showing the world why India's art and culture are the best.
Initiatives for India's Progress (IIP), is eager to make this idea a reality. Come, join and create a "New Nalanda" on the land of Uttar Pradesh, let's build the "IIP Institute of Cultural and Creative Arts" together.
IIP’s phenomenal success in photography learning since 2010, the next leap is IIP Institute of Cultural and Creative Arts (IIPCCA). The creative art forms we are going to explore are: Painting, Graphics - Fine Arts & Digital Arts, Commercial Arts, Photography & Film making, Sculpture, Journalism- Media & Communications, Performing Arts – Dance, Instrumental music, singing art and Crafts.