Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Programmes Newsletter

October 1998

Events in New Delhi

Events Abroad

  • * Paris, France: 13th District: Installation of a bronze statue of Rabindranath Tagore - commissioned, despatched and donated by ICCR*
  • * Catalina, Italy: Installation of life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi, donated by the ICCR; holding of cultural performances*

  • Astad Deboo : Contemporary dance : USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba*
  • Ms Vijayalakshmi: Mohiniyattam: Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE*
  • Ms Vandana Kaul : Kathak : Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE*
  • Ms Mahima Casewa : light classical vocals : Netherlands, Denmark, Germany*
  • Prof Gora Sarabadhakary : Rabindra Sangeet: France*

    Concluding their tours abroad are

  • * Odissi : Aruna Mohanty : in Germany
  • > Ullas Kashalkar : Hindustani vocal music : in the U.S.A.
  • > Parthasarathy Choudhury : Sarod : in the USA
  • > Shubhendra Rao : Sitar : in the USA

    ICCR travel assistance is being provided to :

  • > Sulochna Brahaspati : Hindustani vocal music : to Switzerland and the U.K.
  • > Shobhana Rao : Light classical : to Germany, Belgium, the U.K.
  • > Sanjoy Bandopadhyay : Sitar : to Austria, France
  • > M.N. Narasimachari : Bharatanatyam: to Germany

Distinguished Visitors

  • The Council's distinguished guests in India include Mr Mac Maharaj, Minister of Transport from South Africa, Mr Vladimir Tolstoy (Leo Tolstoy's grandson) from Russia and Sr. Horacio Anibal Rodriguez, Artist from Argentina.

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

    • Sri Lanka: Artists' Camp : Shri D Ebenezer (Chennai)

    • Sri Lanka: Conference on Literature from C'Wealth countries: Shri Jayanta Mahapatra, Poet (Cuttack)

    • China: Seminar on Tan Yun-Shan: Shri C V Ranganathan (New Delhi)

    • Venezuela: Seminar on India: Dr Utpal K Banerjee (J.N.U., New Delhi)

    • Portugal: Conference on Children's Museums : Ms Hena Bajpai (Lucknow)

    • Australia: International Conference of International Council of Museums : Ms Rongsenia, Chairperson, Tribal Art & Textile Museum (Dimapur, Nagaland)

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