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T. D. Singh was an enthusiastic participant and proponent of the Arts.  He was a singer, songwriter, published author and poet. He founded, and performed with, the Ranganiketan Manipuri Cultural Arts Troupe to share with the world the quintessence of the Bhagavata tradition. Wherever he traveled he always encouraged local cultures to share their Bhagavat traditions through the medium of the Arts.


“People from various corners of the world will come much closer to each other, in friendship and understanding, through the universal language of art and culture.”

T.D. Singh


The Foundation provides support to individuals and institutions in the following artistic fields: Performing, Visual, Media, Culinary and Literary.


Grantees are given preference when their artistic work:

Enhances a deeper devotional understanding and experience in the audience

Reaches a broad, diverse and definable audience

Fosters preservation of the Bhagavat cultural tradition of a specific community

Brings together elements from different Bhagavat traditions in a spirit of cross cultural exchange with a goal of expanding the devotional arts

Produces a dependable event, planned and publicized in advance to the general public

Is publicly engaging and consistently of high quality

Demonstrates community support

Is operated with sound administrative and fiscal management