Indian Council for Cultural Relations

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Formation9 April 1950; 72 years ago (1950-04-09)
TypeGovernmental organization
HeadquartersAzad Bhawan, I. P Estate, New Delhi - 110001
Region served
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
Director General
Dinesh K. Patnaik
Main organ
Parent organisation
Government of India

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India.

Aim[change | change source]

It is involved in India's global cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their people. It was founded on 9 April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.

Locations[change | change source]

The ICCR Headquarter is situated at Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi. They also have regional offices in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Shillong, Thiruvananthapuram & Varanasi. The council also operates missions internationally. They work with cultural centres in Georgetown, Paramaribo,[1] Port Louis, Jakarta, Moscow, Valladolid, Berlin, Cairo, London (Nehru Centre, London), Tashkent, Almaty, Johannesburg, Durban, Port of Spain and Colombo. ICCR has opened new cultural centers in Dhaka, Thimpu, Sao Paulo, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcome to Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India,Paramaribo". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. "Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR): about the organisation". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. "Indian Council for Cultural Relations Jaipur". Retrieved 18 April 2018.