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UNIMA India was registered on December 22, 1986 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat under The Societies Registration Act, 1860. UNIMA India is an organisation devoted to the cause of international friendship through the art of puppetry, a link that connects Indians to puppeteers in over 60 countries. Its membership is open to all puppet enthusiasts. The first President of UNIMA India was Mrs Meher Contractor, who attended the first post-World War II UNIMA Congress in 1957. In 2008 Dadi Pudumjee, a past president of UNIMA India, was elected to serve as President of international UNIMA. He is UNIMA?s first non-European.
Important projects and achievements
- Documentation on the various forms and traditions of Indian puppetry
- Creation of a Directory of Indian puppeteers
- Promotion of the exchange of skills, ideas, texts, etc., both nationally and internationally
- Creation of awareness of the puppetry arts
- Creation of opportunities for puppetry within the various media, including film and television
- Participation in the work of international organisations having similar goals, and cooperation with those organisations
- Organisation of scholarships to puppeteers
- Organisation of festivals
- Fundraising for puppetry and related activities.