Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) Kathmandu is an institution aimed at sharing with people of Nepal the diversity and the spirit of the Indian Culture. In order to promote awareness of India’s composite cultural heritage and to strengthen the existing civilisational and cultural ties between our two countries ICC was established in 2008. It is among many such Centers and sub-Centers worldwide which are run by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Indian Cultural Centre Kathmandu is continuing with the regular classes on Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, Tabla, Bharatnatyam Dance and Yoga. The present enrollments of students who attend various classes at ICC is over 700; in addition, there are several beginners and enthusiasts who are not enrolled as regular students but attend Yoga camps & Master Classes cum Workshops organized by ICC at different venues apart from the Centre.
In addition, Indian Cultural Centre organizes several programmes year round by inviting seminal musicians, dancers, and artistes from India and also by inviting artistes and cultural personalities from Nepal. The Centre has been keenly functioning joining hands with local Nepali organizations to promote Indian art and culture. Indian Cultural Centre is planning to further strengthen its ‘Friends of ICC’ that was created comprising prominent Nepali personalities in the field of art, music, dance, literature, media and academia to take their guidance to further fortify the shared cultural sensibilities between India and Nepal.
Through the classes, camps, workshops and a variety of events Indian Cultural Centre has now been able to reach to the diverse segment of the Nepali society, especially involving the younger generations. All this has justified and elevated ICC’s profile and our efforts have been greatly appreciated by those who have been involved with Indian Cultural Centre in Kathmandu since its inception.
|Name (India Based Officials)||Deisgnation|
|1||Shri Roshan Lepcha||Director [ICC] / Second Secretary [Political]|
|2||Shri Subash Singh||Programme Assistant|
|3||Shri Malay Sinha||Yoga Teacher|
|4||Smt. Chitra Chaurasiya||Hindustani Classical Vocal Music Teacher|
|5||Ms. K. Bhavya||Bharatanatyam Dance Teacher|
Shri Samir Dey
|Name (Local staffs)||Deisgnation|
|7||Shri Niraj Bhandari||Program Officer|
|8||Smt. Amrita Aryal||Receptionist|
Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Kathmandu, was established in February 2008 to showcase India's rich diversity, heritage and promote multilayered spirit of Indian cultural exchanges between the peoples of India and Nepal. Establishment of the ICC in Kathmandu aimed to strengthen cultural relations, mutual understanding and strengthening people-to-people contacts between our two nations while promoting cultural co-operation by building on cultural commonalities and creating an awareness of India’s diverse cultures in all its facets. Thus, establishment of the ICC is an important initiative of the Government of India, in keeping with the high priority it attaches to its deep rooted bilateral relations with Nepal. It is among many such Centers and sub-Centers worldwide which are run by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
The Centre conducts regular classes in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, Tabla, Bharatnatyam Dance and Yoga by trained, talented and committed teachers from India and Nepal. At the ICC, present enrollment of students attending various classes is over 700. In addition, there are several beginners and enthusiasts who are not enrolled as regular students but attend Yoga camps & Master Classes-cum-Workshops organized by the ICC at different venues apart from the Centre’s premises. Over the time, the Centre has gained tremendous popularity amongst enthusiast Nepali populace representing diverse fields.
The Centre organizes performing art shows, visual art, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, lecture demonstrations year round by inviting inspiring musicians, dancers and artistes from India and also by inviting allied personalities from Nepal. In addition, the ICC also gives platform to its students and local talents by organizing regular performances at the ICC premises and outside depending upon the events. The Centre also celebrates major festivals of the two nations in association with partner Nepali organizations with a sheer view of promoting art, culture and festivals of both the nation. The Centre is planning to revive ‘Friends of ICC’ that was created earlier comprising prominent Nepali personalities in the field of art, music, dance, literature, media and academia with an aim to take their valuable guidance in fortifying the shared cultural sensibilities between our two nations.
The Centre has been able to reach to diverse segment of the Nepali society through its regularly conducts classes, camps, workshops and a variety of events. All this has help elevating the ICC’s profile.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement; and we hope to continue our endeavors in putting up events encompassing diverse cultures of both the nations in the years ahead.
Director [Indian Cultural Centre] & Second Secretary [Political]
Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Mr. Roshan Lepcha - Director
Indian Cultural Centre,
Embassy of India (Kathmandu)
House No 71, Jana Marga, Loshal (Near Chappal Karkhana Chowk),
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone no. 9771-4412629/4412018/4412715
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