Kangra Art Promotion Society
Arts & Culture
Estd: 2007
Used for Beneficiaries: 97%
Address : Mount View Complex, Main Bazar, Temple Road, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Dharamshala 176219. Himachal Pradesh
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 18922223
Donor Contact : Varun Rattan Singh / +91 9816805264 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources00350,000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)382,818391,546688,753
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities407,532370,408582,292
Programme Staff Cost37,00000
Travel Expenses008,135
Direct Programme Expenses444,532370,408590,427
Fund Raising Expenses02,4006,200
General Staff Cost36,00027,0000
Overhead Expenses23,44711,45411,489
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)504,926412,114608,882
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-122,108-20,56879,871
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets8,5137,6616,895
Current Assets (excl. Cash)000
Cash/Bank 107,00589,289353,046
Accumulated Deficits975,163995,731915,860
Total Assets1,090,6811,092,6811,275,801
Corpus / Share Capital1,079,6811,081,6811,083,681
General Funds000
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities20,30811,00011,000
Total Liabilities1,549,9891,092,6811,094,681
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : R.K. Samrol & Co.
Bankers : State Bank Of India

Donor tax benefits :
Eligible for foreign donations : No

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Akshai Runchal, President
Mr. Varun Rattan Singh, Secretary

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) In FY15, Donations also include Exhibition Receipts. 2) Printing & Stationery expense has been included under Direct Programme Activities 3) Advertisement cost taken as Fund Raising Expenses. 4) In FY14, we have added Rs1,000 to Current Liabilities to tally the Balance Sheet.

NGO Profile :
Kangra Art Promotion Society (KAPS), was established with the objective of promoting and reviving the proud heritage and rich traditions of Kangra miniature paintings. In its eight years of existence, KAPS has trained about 20 artists at Citera School Of Art. It has set up exhibitions in Shimla, Dharamshala, London, Dublin, and Los Angeles. KAPS, in association with the State Council for Science and Technology, Himachal Pradesh, and Department of Language Art & Culture, has become the registry for Geographical Indicator for Kangra paintings.

Some of their activities in FY15 were as follows:

  • Workshop for students: 35 design students from Pune attended a day long workshop conducted by KAPS where the intricacies of making Kangra paintings were taught.
  • Exhibition at International Summer Festival: KAPS participated in the International Summer Festival held at Dharamshala where they got an opportunity to interact with local residents and tourists, and inform them about the dying art form of Kangra and the history associated with it. Art lovers got a platform to know details about various paintings made under the Kangra tradition.
  • Reopening of workshop at Kangra Art Museum: KAPS reopened its workshop cum learning centre at the district museum where students are taught the art of making miniature paintings. Tourists are also welcome to experience how the special paintings are made.
  • Cleanliness Drive: KAPS organized a campaign under the Swach Bharat Abhiyan at Divine Public School, Dharamshala. Around 40 students upto class six participated in this event.

In the years to follow, KAPS aims to establish training schools for Kangra paintings, give scholarships and awards to students for outstanding achievements in this field, and publish books, magazines, journals,  and other materials for promotion of this dying art form.