Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Kathmandu (SVCC-K), previously called Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) 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 SVCC-K was established in 2008. It is among many such Centers worldwide which are run by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
SVCC-K 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 SVCC-K 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 us at different venues apart from the Centre.
In addition, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Kathmandu 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. We are planning to further strengthen its ‘Friends of SVCC-K’ 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 Swami Vivekananda 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 the Centre's profile and our efforts have been greatly appreciated by those who have been involved with SVCC-K since its inception.
|1||Dr. Asawari Uday Bapat||First Secretary & Director SVCC|
|2.||Niraj Bhandari||Programme Officer|
|4||Dr Ashish Vijaykumar Sant||Hindustani Vocal Music Teacher|
|5||Dr Gowthami Kandrapeta||Bharatanatyam Dance Teacher|
|6||Ms Kamini Yadav||Yoga Teacher|
|9||Prem Raj Ghale||Driver cum Messanger|
|10||Krishna B. Magar||Peon|
Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre - Kathmandu (SVCC-K), was established in 2008 to showcase India's rich diversity, heritage and promote multilayered spirit of Indian cultural exchanges between the peoples of India and Nepal. SVCC-K aims 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 SVCC-K 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.
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 Centre gives platform to its students and local talents by organizing regular performances at its premises and outside depending upon the events. SVCC-K also celebrates major festivals in association with partner Nepali organizations with a view of promoting art, culture and festivals of both the nation.
A month long Festival of India in Nepal organized by SVCC, Embassy of India (Kathmandu) supported by Ministry of Culture, Government of India in from February 19, 2019 featured five different performing Indian art forms in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal. In addition to that, it included a theater, a week long photo exhibition on Gandhi-ji along with an inter-school/inter-college speech competition on Mahatma Gandhi. The festival concluded with a 03-day International Seminar on Sanskrit titled "Sanskrit: Treasure of India and Nepal". The feedback from the participants and local Nepali people were very encouraging. The festival as well as other events organised by SVCC-K has contributed in strengthening our cultural as well as people to people contacts besides generating goodwill for India amongst all cross-section of the Nepali society.
In addition to that, SVCC-K has been able to reach to diverse segment of the Nepali society as it regularly conducts classes, camps, workshops and a variety of events. All this has helped elevating our profile. For more information, kindly reach us on email@example.com or 01-4001816
Director - Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Kathmandu
Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Kathmandu [ICCR in Nepal] offers regular classes on Classical Hindustani Vocal Music, Tabla, Yoga and Bharatanatyam Dance from its venue inside the Embassy at Kapurdhara Marg, Lainchaur.
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Regular classes on Hindustani Vocal Music, and Bharatanatyam Dance, Yoga and Tabla are currently being conducted at SVCC inside Embassy premises by proficient India-based teachers following strict COVID-19 protocol. For more information please reach out to us on 01-4001816.
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Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre,
Embassy of India (Kathmandu)
Embassy of India premises, Lainchaur
Kapurdhara Marg 336, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone no. +977-01-4001816 / 9851115461
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