Thursday 3 May 2012

Programmes Conducted By Indian Council for Cultural Relation

The Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed informed the Rajya Sabha today that the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is in the process to open 8 new cultural Centres at Washington, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lagos, Toronto, Sydney, Hanoi and Singapore. ICCR arranged the visit of 473 cultural groups to other countries during the last three financial years as per the details given below:

Year                No. of Groups             Amount spent

2009-10                                   138                              Rs. 9.50 Crores
2010-11                                   165                              Rs.12.66 Crores
2011-12                                   170                              Rs.17.28 Crores

ICCR is maintaining 35 Indian Cultural Centres and 2 Sub-Centres abroad as per the list below.

Indian Cultural Centres Abroad:
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, Afganistan.
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 Durban, South Africa.
13.       Indian Cultural Centre            Johannesburg, South Africa.
14.      Indian Cultural Centre            Geoergetown, Guyana.
15.      Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Cooperation Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
16.      Indian Cultural Centre            Paramaribo, Suriname.
17.      Indian Cultural Centre            Suva, Fiji.
18.       Indian Cultural Centre Beijing, China.
19.       Indian Cultural Wing Kathmandu, Nepal.
20.       Indian Cultural Centre Bangkok, Thailand
21.      Indian Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi, Dubai.
22.      Indian Cultural Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
23.      Indian Cultural Centre Tokyo, Japan 
24.       Indian Cultural Centre            Mexico.
25.      Indian Cultural Centre            Thimphu, Bhutan.
26.       Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre Dhaka, Bangladesh.
27.       Indian Cultural Centre Yangon, Myanmar.
28.       Indian Cultural Centre Dar-es-Salaam, Tanjania
29.       Indian Cultural Centre            Seoul, Korea.
30.       Indian Cultural Centre Budapest, Hungary.
31.       Indian Cultural Centre Prague, Czech Republic
32.       Indian Cultural Centre            Male, Maldives.
33.       Indian Cultural Centre            Sao Paulo, Brazil.
34.       Indian Cultural Centre            Riyadh.
35.      Indian Cultural Centre The Hague, Netherlands.


1.        Sub-Cultural Centre Lautoka, Fiji.
2.        Sub-Cultural Centre Bali, Indonesia.

This information was given by the Minister of State for External Affairs Shri E.Ahamed in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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