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ICCR Foundation Day on 9 April, 2019.

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Celebration of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Foundation Day on 9 April, 2019 On the occasion of ICCR Foundation Day, Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre of Embassy of India organized an event on 9 April, 2019 for ICCR Alumni members. The programme started with welcome speech given by Ms Tanuja Shankar, Director of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre who spoke about The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and dwelt on the importance of strengthening cultural relations through cultural exchanges with other countries and people. She was followed by Mr T.P.S. Rawat who read out the message of H.E. Kumar Tuhin, Ambassador of India. A film titled Soft Power - Idea of India by ICCR was screened which was followed by the introduction of ICCR Alumni members. It was a very colourful and interesting programme where scholars, artists, professors from different fields of art and profession rendered account of their experiences talking about how the scholarship has affected their professional life and development. The aim of the event was to create a common forum for those interested in learning in India and provide a possibility to develop the connections and spread the information related to the scholarships. The following alumni members spoke and performed on the occasion: Dr Gergely Hidas, Indologist, expert of Buddhism, teacher at ELTE University Prof. Gyula Wojtilla, M. A. Ph.D. Professor emeritus, University of Szeged, Honorary professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, expert of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology Mr Szabolcs Tóth, Sitar artist, teacher of ASCC Dr Beáta Kakas, Indologist, Lecturer at Dharma Gate Buddhist College, Budapest Ms Virág Túri, Odissi dancer, teacher of ASCC Dr Zsuzsanna Renner, Indologist, Art Historian Dr Ferenc Ruzsa, Indologist, expert of Classical Indian Philosophy, History of Buddhism, University teacher at ELTE University, Faculty of Humanities Mr András Kozma, Sitar artist, disciple of late Pt Ravi Shankar, member of Calcutta Trio group Dr Ágnes Pap, National Szechenyi Library, Deptt. of Information,1027 Budapest, Budavár Palota, Bldg. F. Hungary. expert of Indian Religious History, History of Hinduism, Ancient Indian History Ms. Gabriella Tóth, Kuchipudi artist Dr Csaba Kiss, Indologist, teacher at ELTE University Ms Kassiyet Adilkhankhyzy, Bharatanatyam artist from Kazakhstan Ms Kármen Kollár, Kathak student.

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