History as Zankar
Nrutyagarima was started initially with the name Zankar institute of Dance and Music by Mrs. Manali Patel, who has also been the director of that institute since then. Mrs. Manali Patel holds the Master’s degree in Bharatnatyam classical dance. The institute was initially started as a dance institute. The institute was started in 1989 as an academy of dance and music in Anand, India. Zankar institute was well-known for providing bharatnatyam classes which had started according to the conventional schedule of the learners. The Zankar group is now more than three decades old and has some outstanding activities to date.