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 2019-20

Exposing Youth to India’s Cultural Diversity through Multi-Cultural Activities
As in the past, in about 200 schools and colleges nationwide, lecture-performances on Indian Classical Dances & Music by noted performing Artists were organized. The series commenced from 22nd April 2019 and continued till 15th February 2020 covering schools & colleges of Delhi,  North Goa, South Goa, Gurdaspur (Punjab), Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Purba Medinipur (West Bengal), Nagaur and Dholpur (Rajasthan). We thankfully acknowledge cooperation of Performing Artists –Smt. Asavari Pawar, Vani Madhav, Sulagana Banerjee, Garima Arya, Ritusri Chaudhuri, Shreyasi Gopinath, Tabasmi Paul Majumdar, Pt. Bhola Nath Mishra, T. Reddi Laxmi, Paulami Guha, Sree Veena Mani, Revathi Srinivasraghvan, Shikha Sharma, Debashree Bhattacharya,  Radhika Sehgal, Parul Mishra, Shweta Mishra, Madhumita Misra, Shreya Bhattacharya, Kirti Ramgopal, Abhinaya Nagajyothi, Amrita Datta, Sreeparna Chakraborty, Bimbavati Devi and Shambhavi Shukla Mishra, for their presentations before young students. Their presentations were highly appreciated.
IRCEN’s 40th Anniversary
IRCEN 40th Anniversary was celebrated on 18th & 19th October 2019. Celebration function was held at Amphitheatre, IRCEN Bhawan, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 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 IRCEN Festival of Music & Dance ‘PRAVAH’

2-day Annual IRCEN festival of Classical Dances & Music ‘PRAVAH’ was organized in Panaji (Goa) on 1st & 2nd November 2019.  Ms. Ritusri Chaudhuri and her group from Delhi presented Kathak dance on 1st November and Bharatanatyam danseuse Smt. Padmini Natarajan and her group from Chennai performed Bharatanatyam dance in group choreography on 2nd November. The Festival was inaugurated by Shri Govind Gaude, Hon’ble Minister for Art & Culture, Govt. of Goa. Each day good number of audience attended the festival and applauded the performances by the artists.

Sham-E-Holi – A Community Festival

Each year IRCEN celebrates ‘SHAM-E-HOLI ‘ on the eve of Holi by presenting Hori Songs and Ghazals before the august audience, so as to promote a sense of community living. Due to Corona virus the function was not organized.


School of Performing & Fine Art

School of Performing & Fine Art (SPFA), a subsidiary unit of ‘India International Rural Cultural Centre’ has been continuously 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, – Ritusri Chaudhuri, Yamika Mahesh, Hina Wasen
    Bharatanatyam – Mala Murli 
    Odissi - Paulami Guha 
    Kuchipudi – Sree Veena Mani
2. MUSIC - Hindustani Vocal, Carnatic Vocal – Debjani Bhattacharya, Gunjan Jha
3. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC – Tabla, Violin, Casio Harmonium, Sitar –  Gaurav Mahto, Debjani Bhattacharya, Gunjan Jha
4. FINE ART - Creative and Applied – Jesmine Begum, Suchismita Sahoo 
Annual Examinations were conducted in two batches on 13th June 2019 & 16th January 2020. External Examiners were invited for this purpose. Examiners are included Padmashri Kanaka Srinivasan (Bharatanatyam), Vani Madhav (Odissi) Parul Mishra (Kathak), Kalyani Behera (Odissi), Pt. Bhola Nath Mishra (Hindustani Vocal, Violin, Tabla & Casio), Prof. Sanjay Kumar Sharma (Fine Art),


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. The publication deals with issues relating to socio-cultural conditions prevailing in different countries. ARTLAND has a good number of readers who are spread all over the world.

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