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ICCR Guwahati office holds 143 programmes with foreign artistes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 26: Eighty-three foreign students are studying under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in its Guwahati region comprising Assam, Aruchal Pradesh, galand and Sikkim. According to ICCR Guwahati regiol director Sankar Prosad Bora, with regard to academic activities, the regiol office looks after matters like admission, disbursement of monthly stipends, medical facilities etc. Founded by first Education Minister of Independent India Maula Abul Kalam Azad in 1950 as an autonomous organization under the Union Ministry of Exterl Relations, the objectives of ICCR, according to Bora, are to formulate and implement policies pertaining to India’s exterl cultural relations, to foster mutual understanding between India and other countries and to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people. According to Bora, the regiol office of ICCR, which was set up in August 2009, has organized 143 monthly cultural programmes by foreign artistes from Poland, France, Brazil, Korea, Vietm, Myanmar, Russia, Mexico, Georgia, Bhutan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Kyrgystan, Ethiopia etc., at Guwahati.

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