Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Programmes Newsletter

"Strengthening cultural relations & mutual understanding with other countries"



November 1998

Events in New Delhi

Events Abroad


  • Indo-Sri Lankan Writers' Colloquim : Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Seminar on Indo-Hungarian Relations : Budapest, Hungary

  • Ms Jyoti Srivastava: Odissi :Sri Lanka*
  • Ustad Imrat Hussein Khan : Sitar : performances at UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize : France*


Concluding their tours abroad are
  • > Astad Deboo: : Contemporary dance : in Cuba
  • > Yakshagana group (of Late Shri Shiva Ram Karanth) : in Germany, the UK


ICCR travel assistance is being provided to :
  • > Kathak : Ms Geetanjali Lal : to France, the Netherlands
  • > Choral singing : Parajoti Academy : to the Philippines


Distinguished Visitors

  • The ICCR is facilitating the travel of Indian scholars and artists to several countries for lecture tours and interaction with their counterparts during colloquia, seminars, conferences, exhibitions and international festivals. Destinations include :

    • Sri Lanka: Indo-Sri Lankan Writers' Colloquium: Shri S A Kandasamy, Shri Ashokamitran, & Prof Rukmani Bhaya Nair

    • Hungary: Seminar on Indo- Hungarian relations: Shri A P Venkateswaran, Prof Rajendra K Jain & Prof V A Pai Panandikar

    • Greece: International Congress of Comparative Literature: Prof Amiya Kumar Dev

    • U.K.: Book Release at the Nehru Centre and lectures in London : Smt Shobha De

    • U.K.: Artisans' "Megha Mela" in Birmingham : Craftspersons Smt Bani Biswas ( from Shantiniketan) and Smt Sarala Chelvaraj ( from Bangalore )



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