Prayag Sangeet Samiti
Established on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri in the year 1926 by Deshraj Major (Dr.) Ranjit Singh, Late Baijnath Sahai and Late Satyanand Joshi, the Prayag Sangit Samiti remains the premier Institution for the practice and propagation of music in India. The Samiti is an organization registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860 and was founded with the sole aim of popularizing the cause of Indian Classical Music in India.
Prayag Sangit Samiti is a valiant attempt towards rescuing music from disrepute to which it had come during the period from 15th to 17th century. All through its span of nine decades of existence, the Samiti has been playing the role of torch-bearer in the world of classical music and it can legitimately pride itself in having achieved high reputation for consistently upholding the highest and the richest traditions of this sublime art.
This institution is registered under the Indian Societies Act (Act No.XXI of 1860). The basic object of the Samiti has always been to revive the prestige of the art of music comprising vocal music, instrumental music, dance and to organize systematic training in this art in India and also in foreign countries, besides reaching it to people at large. With this end in view, the Samiti had been devotedly applying itself to solid work for the last 62 years. It is through the efforts of this institution that MUSIC WAS INCLUDED AS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATIONS CURRICULUM IN THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH (INDIA), and a lot of credit for the impetus given to the teaching of the art of music by various government institutions and universities, goes to this Samiti. The Samiti has played an important role in the all-round revival and popularity of Indian Classical music by organizing music competitions and conferences on All India Basis annually, in an effort to revive taste and devotion towards the art of music amongst the people and thus , popularizing this great art.