Prayag Sangit Samiti was established in the year 1926 with a view to popularize and teach Indian Classical music amongst the masses in India. This institution is registered under the Indian Societies Act (Act No.XXI of 1860). The basic object of the Samiti has always been to revive the prestige of the art of music comprising vocal music, instrumental music, dance and to organize systematic training in this art in India and also in foreign countries, besides reaching it to people at large. With this end in view, the Samiti had been devotedly applying itself to solid work for the last 62 years. It is through the efforts of this institution that MUSIC WAS INCLUDED AS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATIONS CURRICULUM IN THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH (INDIA), and a lot of credit for the impetus given to the teaching of the art of music by various government institutions and universities, goes to this Samiti. The Samiti has played an important role in the all-round revival and popularity of Indian Classical music by organizing music competitions and conferences on All India Basis annually, in an effort to revive taste and devotion towards the art of music amongst the people and thus , popularizing this great art.