In 1962, a team of selfless volunteers in Chembur got together on 26th January, the Republic Day and decided to start a Cultural Society to promote Classical Music, Dance and Drama and hold programmes for the public. A temporary office was set up in a small garage at 15th Road in Chembur and a beginning was made. The first programme was held one year later. From such small beginnings, this developed gradually into a bigger and bigger activity.
The Society was formally registered in 1962. From then on, activities grew, shamianas were put up at Gandhi Maidan in Chembur for monthly programmes and the first ever Annual Festival of Music, Dance and Drama was held to packed audiences in the year 1964. The Society grew in its membership and stature and the organisers' ambition also kept pace and thus came the dream of putting up an Auditorium in Chembur. The Maharashtra Government allotted a piece of land and the Foundation Stone was laid by Shri Shankarrao B Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thereafter there was no looking back and despite obstacles, often felt unsurmountable, a group of selfless volunteers worked hard for their dream of an auditorium... Read More
Fine Arts Society is truly a beehive of cultural activities in the suburbs. It caters to people of varied backgrounds, cultures and tastes and acts as a hub of National Integration.
Justice B.N. Srikrishna
Former Chief Justice, Bombay High Court