Thursday, 27 July 2017

Indian Cultural Centres Abroad

ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre (list attached).  ICCR has plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington and Paris.  For these new Centres, the properties are being renovated for establishing Centres. 

Cultural Centres overseas are ICCR’s important arms, which play significant role in promotion of India’s soft power strength through its variety of activities like facilitating teaching of Indian dance, music, yoga, Hindi etc., organizing cultural performances, film screening, lectures, talks, Seminars & Conferences on themes related to India including workshops/interactions on various streams of Indian dance and music and organizing Festivals of India.  Activities are organized in the capital and other cities with the help of involvement of local community and Indian Diaspora.

            During the recent visit of Prime Minister of India to Israel, announcement for the opening of Indian Cultural Centre in Israel was made.  Modalities for opening and running of the Centre will be worked out by ICCR in consultation with the Mission in Tel Aviv.  In 2017-18 ICCR organized a Festival of India in Israel.  Celebrations of IDY were organized on grand scale.  ICCR has Chair of Indian Studies at the Tel Aviv University for promotion of Indian studies. India and Israel share a long standing relationship on the cultural and people to people front.  Opening a Cultural Centre will further enhance relationship on this front.
    





LIST OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTRES ABROAD


S.No.

Name of Centre with Country

1.                   
The Nehru Centre                                                      
London (U.K.).
2.                   
The Tagore Centre                                                     
 Berlin, Germany.
3.                   
Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre                  
Moscow, Russia.
4.                   
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Astana, Kazakhstan.
5.                   
Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Indian Culture
Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
6.                   
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
7.                   
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Kabul, Afghanistan.
8.                   
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
9.                   
Jawaharlal Nehru Indian                                            
Cultural Centre,
Jakarta, Indonesia.
10.               
Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture
Port Louis, Mauritius
11.               
Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture,
Cairo, Egypt.
12.               
Indian Cultural Centre                       
Johannesburg, South Africa.
13.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Georgetown, Guyana.
14.               
Mahatma Gandhi Institute For Cultural Cooperation,
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
15.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Paramaribo, Suriname.
16.               
Indian Cultural Centre           
Suva, Fiji.
17.               
Indian Cultural Centre           
Beijing, China.
18.               
Indian Cultural Wing 
Kathmandu, Nepal.
19.               
Indian Cultural Centre           
Bangkok, Thailand
20.               
NSCB Indian Cultural Centre           
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
21.               
Vivekanand Cultural Centre
Tokyo, Japan 
22.               
Gurudev Tagore Indian Cultural Centre
Mexico.
23.               
Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre               
Thimphu, Bhutan.
24.               
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre                       
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
25.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Yangon, Myanmar.
26.               
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
27.               
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Seoul, South Korea.
28.               
Amrita Sher-Gill Cultural Centre                                           
Budapest, Hungary.
29.               
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Prague, Czech Republic
30.               
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Male, Maldives.
31.               
Indian Cultural Centre                                               
Sao Paulo, Brazil.
32.               
Indian Cultural Centre
The Hague, Netherlands.
33.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Tehran, Iran
34.               
Indian Cultural Centre           
Durban, South Africa
35.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Sydney, Australia
36.               
Indian Cultural Centre
Hanoi, Vietnam


Sub-Centre

37.               
Sub-Cultural Centre               
Bali, Indonesia



This information was given by Shri Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd), the Minister of State for External Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, today (July 26, 2017).



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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