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5th Edition of International Folk Dance and Music Festival

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5th Edition of International Folk Dance and Music Festival
7th-9th December 2018

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is organizing the 5th Edition of International Folk Dance and Music Festival from 7th-9th December 2018 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.

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 nations.

The Fourth Edition of the festival held in October 2017 was a big success where groups from Spain, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Russia and India participated. In addition to the 3-day Festival in Delhi, the visiting groups also performed in other cities like Guwahati, Shillong, Bangalore, Goa, Kolkatta, Chandigarh, Ahmadabad, Baroda and Jaipur.

ICCR is requesting participation of 8-10 member Folk group for consideration of their participation in the Festival. ICCR would also explore the possibility of organizing additional performance/s of the selected group in one or two cities of India. Depending on the performances arranged, the group could be in India for 8-10 days. ICCR will provide facilitation of visa for India, local hospitality including board/lodging, intercity travel and local transportation, cost on presentation of programme including venue, technical and publicity for the event. The sending side or the group will have to bear the cost of international transportation, medical insurance and performance charges/fees, if any.

Interested groups can directly send their response to Shri Mahinder Sehgal, Programme Director, email pdexb.iccr@gov.in and Contact no + 91 11 23378079 not later than Monday, 29th October 2018.