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Saroja Vaidyanathan established Ganesa Natyalaya in 1974. Beginning with a handful of students, the Natyalaya soon grew rapidly in strength and eminence and is reckoned as a premier institution in India. It is due to Guru Saroja's able tutelage that the students of the Natyala receive sound grounding in the theory and practice of Bharatanatyam along with Carnatic music to enable them to appreciate and understand the harmony of Indian music and dance.

The institution was constituted as a Society in Sept.1983 (under the Societies Registration Act

1960) with guru Saroja as its founder President. Recognizing the good work of the Natyalaya the Delhi Development Authority allotted a Plot of land to it in the institutional area, South of I.I.T., which was taken possession of in 1983. The building was inaugurated in April 1988 by the Hon'ble Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, then Vice President of India.

President of India R Venkararaman honouring SarojaFinancial assistance provided the Department of Culture, Government of India, Government of Bihar, Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Sahitya Kala Parishad helped to construct its building and for organizing seminars and workshops on topics of interest to performing artistes and for purchase of musical instruments and for organizing public performances, festivals of dance and music etc. The Natyalaya has its own mini-auditorium that has requisite audio- visual equipment including stage lights & sound system.

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