We receive an invaluable and most generous support from: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi, India (www.iccrindia.org), Embassy of India (Press and Information Wing and Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre), Moscow (www.indianembassy.ru)
In 2008, with the recommendation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, the ICCR has acknowledged the high professional level of “Nritya Sabha” artists and granted the status of “The Foundation, empanelled with ICCR", the first such title to be given to foreign dance group. It signifies that “Nritya Sabha” has been officially recognized by the Indian government and enrolled with ICCR as professional group of Indian classical dance performers.
In October, 2009 with the recommendation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, ICCR has supported the Foundation with financial grant of US $ 10000, which helped the Foundation to expand its outreach as also to raise its infrastructural base.
The Foundation acknowledges the regular support and assistance rendered to “Nritya Sabha” by Press and Information Wing as well as Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow. Their participation in Foundation’s activities works as a moral support to members of the Foundation to continue their hard work in the field of Indian art and culture.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ( ICCR ) was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries; to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people and to develop relations with national and international organizations in the field of culture.The ICCR encourages improvisation and experimentation, while it pays homage to the great classical and folk forms of India’s cultural expression.
ICCR’s resolve is to continue to symbolize the unique cultural and intellectual efflorescence of India and to demonstrate the diversity and richness of India’s culture across the globe. The ICCR is also about a communion of cultures, a creative dialogue with other nations. The Council prides itself on being the pre-eminent institution engaged in cultural diplomacy and intellectual exchange between India and partner countries.