Cultural Exposure among Youth
 National Cultural Integration Camps
 IRCEN nationwide Festival ‘PRAVAH’
Folk Fest-Grameen Sitaare
 Foreign Exchange Programme
 National Seminars/Conferences
 Education-‘Institute of People’s Education’
 School of Performing & Fine Art (SPFA)
 Research Studies

IRCEN Events 2016-17

Exposing Youth to India’s Cultural Diversity through Multi-Cultural Activities
As in the past, lecture-performances on Indian Classical Dances & Music by noted performing Artists were organized in 148 schools and colleges nationwide.  The series commenced from 2nd May 2016 and continued till 2nd February 2017covering schools& colleges of Delhi, Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh), South Goa, North Goa,Bhanwad,Morbi, Jam Khambalia, Junagadh (Gujarat),  andThanjavur (Tamil Nadu) .  We thankfully acknowledge cooperation of Performing Artists-PadmashreeGeetaMahalik, MadhumitaRoy, Ashimbandhu Bhattacharya, AsavariPawar,ArunaSubramanium,Pt. Bholanath Mishra, PaulamiGuha, ArchanaNarayanamurthy, Harish Gangani, SreeparnaChakraborty,ShreyasiGopinath,PreetiM. Tiwari, RitushriChaudhuri, VaniMadhav, TrishneelaBarkakoti, T. Reddy Lakshmi, SuchismitaDutta, Tabasmi Paul Majundar, MadhuriMajumdar, Pushpita Mishra and Pompi Paul.
IRCEN’s 37th Anniversary
IRCEN 37th Anniversary was celebrated on 15th & 16th October 2016. Celebration function was held at Amphitheatre, IRCEN Bhawan.  The students of School of Performing & Fine Art (SPFA) presented their recitals of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Hindustani Vocal, Violin, Casio and Tabla. Exhibition of drawings and paintings by Fine Art students was also displayed. All the talented students were praised for their performances by the august audience. Member Secretary of IRCEN, Mr. P.L. Varma presented mementoes to all the participating students.
2-Day Festival ‘PRAVAH’ at Panaji (Goa)
2-day Annual IRCEN festival of Classical Dance & Music ‘PRAVAH’ was organized in Panaji (Goa) on 1st& 2nd October 2016. Smt. RevathiSrinivasraghavan and her  group from Mumbai presented Bharatanatyam on 1st October and Kathak danseuse GauriDiwakar and her troupe from Delhi performed Kathak dance in group choreography on 2nd October. Each day good number of audience attended the festival and applauded the performances by the artists.

Each year IRCEN celebrates ‘SHAM-E-HOLI ‘ on the eve ofHoli by presenting Hori Songs before the august audience, so as to promote a sense of community living. On 14thMarch 2017, a programme of Hindustani Vocal Recital presented by Pt. BholaNath Mishra and his group enthralled the audience with rendition of Hori Songs. The programme was followed by dinner to all those who attended the event.

School of Performing & Fine Art

School of Performing & Fine Art (SPFA), a subsidiary unit of ‘India International Rural Cultural Centre’ has been running within the premises of the Centre.  It has well qualified professional faculty who impart training to the students.  About 350 students are imparted training in different styles of classical dances, music & fine art as follows:-
1.       DANCE   -        Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi
2.       MUSIC    -        Hindustani Vocal, Carnatic Vocal
3.       INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC  –  Tabla, Violin, Harmonium, Sitar
4.       FINE ART  -    Creative and Applied

Annual Examinations were conducted in two batches on 9th June 2016&12th January 2017.  External Examiners were invited for this purpose.

Musical Ballet

i)  Musical Ballet “PURAN BHAKT’ by Guru Harish Gangani  and his co-dancers in Kathak style was presented at Amphitheatre , IRCEN Bhawan on  4th March 2017.
ii) Musical Ballet “Sri Krishna Kirtanam” by renowned danseuse Smt.Rina Jana and her group from Kolkata was presented at Amphitheatre, IRCEN Bhawan  on23rd March 2017.

Folk Songs

Mystical BaulGaan – a concert by the reputed BaulSinger, ShriKartick Das Baul and troupe from West Bengal was presented at Amphitheatre, IRCEN Bhawan on 25th March 2017.

IRCEN continued publication of its journal ARTLAND  which contains interviews with Ambassadors & High Commissioners of different countries on socio-cultural conditions prevailing in their respective country.
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