5th International Ramayan Festival organized in New Delhi
The 5th International Ramayan Festival organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is being held from 17-19 September 2019 in New Delhi. The maiden day of festival was presided by Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah as Chief Guest.
The year 2019 is 5th edition of International Ramayan Festival. The festival is being organized for 5th year in row, during which 17 countries have participated with their artists and rendered their versions of Ramayan.
The ICCR was established with the vision of propagating Indian culture and its values to the whole world and organizing Ramayan festival is one way to realize this vision.
Ramayan is one such scripture of India that has transcended Personal, Religious, Societal, Cultural and National boundaries and reached a Global audience.
About Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
It was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was independent India’s 1st Education Minister.
- To actively participate in formulation and implementation of programmes and policies realting to India’s external cultural relations
- To foster and strengthen mutual understanding and cultural relations between India and other countries
- To promote cultural exchanges and develop relations with other countries and people, national and international organization in field of Culture