Short paragraph on Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Paragraph on Indian Council for Cultural Relations

  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is a government sponsored autonomous body.
  • It establishes and promotes cultural relations and exchanges between India and other countries;
  • Regional offices in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Suva (Fiji), Georgetown (Guyana) and San Francisco (USA);
  • It cooperates with national international organizations in the sphere of culture;
  • It develops Indian studies abroad; sends abroad exhibitions of art, literature, etc.,
  • It invites foreign scholars to India for education in their culture;
  • It organizes summer and holiday camps for foreign students (specially Indian Government scholars);
  • It organizes cultural functions;
  • It administers Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding;
  • It organizes Azad Memorial lectures; presents art objects, books, etc., abroad;
  • It also holds essay competitions;

Indian Council for Cultural Relations establishes Indian culture centers for Indian students abroad; supplies material in India for foreign educational and allied institutions.