Indian Council for Cutural Ralations

INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS NEW DELHI

 

Indian Council for Cultural Relations New Delhi The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded on 9th April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India. The Council helps formulate and implement policies pertaining to India’s external cultural relations, to foster mutual understanding between India and other countries and to promote cultural exchanges with other peoples. The last six decades have been one of the most exciting periods in the arts in India's long history. Indian literature, music and dance, Yoga, Indian paintings, sculpture and crafts, as well as Indian theatre and films, has each witnessed great outbursts of creativity. ICCR continues to encourage improvisation and experimentation with the new, while it pays homage to the classical as well as the folk forms of India's cultural expression.