Regional office of ICCR inaugurated at SPPU

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pune: “Strengthening cultural ties between India and other countries is the main objective behind the establishment of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Students, who are a part of the exchange programme by ICCR, will become the true cultural envoys of our country,” said C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the new Regional Office of ICCR at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Monday, through video conference.

The centre was inaugurated by ICCR President MP Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

Pune: “Strengthening cultural ties between India and other countries is the main objective behind the establishment of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Students, who are a part of the exchange programme by ICCR, will become the true cultural envoys of our country,” said C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the new Regional Office of ICCR at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Monday, through video conference.

The centre was inaugurated by ICCR President MP Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

Rao further added, “Students play a very important role in establishing good cultural relations with different countries. Many countries across the world are eager to share cultural relations with India. One can also notice the impact Indian culture has in various countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan. Promotion of culture will also boost tourism in India. Along with that, ICCR should also provide a platform to the youngsters for art and music.”

Speaking on the occasion, Sahasrabuddhe said, “The ICCR office in the university will give a boost to the educational and cultural work of the council. We are now working towards strengthening the ICCR offices in various regions. The work in Mumbai and Goa will also be now looked after from the Pune regional office.”

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