ICCR Indian Crafts Fair
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is organizing a crafts exhibition-cum-fair in Delhi with the aim of popularising traditional Indian crafts among the diplomatic community.
This crafts fair is being held as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations. At Bikaner House, this fair will be held and it has been named ‘Coalescence: Craft-Culture-Community-Climate.’
On 23rd February this fair will be inaugurated by Meenakshi Lekhi, MOS for Culture and External Affairs in the presence of ICCR president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
This three-day fair will provide an experience of India’s cultural history and craft techniques that contribute to the planet’s ecological balance. Dastkari Haat Samiti’s Jaya Jaitly curated this event.
Textiles, crafts, beauty aromatics, traditional and folk art, and recycled products will be presented by 22 craftspeople from 11 states.
This fair is being organized so that not only India’s dance and music be showcased as part of the country’s culture, but other traditions like crafts, cuisine, and literature should also be highlighted.
How are the products to be exhibited made?
All the exhibited products are made with organic and natural materials and produced utilizing non-polluting methods. Due to this, the global community will be able to witness how the country’s traditional culture can face the difficulties that arise due to climate change.
Upcoming events of ICCR
ICCR has a plethora of upcoming events planned for the rest of the year in its bag related to movies, language, and academic-related programs. In association with FTII-Pune, a workshop on “Indian Cinema and Soft Power” will be organized.
ICCR also has plans to tie up with the Hyderabad-based Foreign Language Institute and design courses to teach languages from nations such as Kazakhstan and Indonesia in India.
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), was founded on 9th April 1950 with the aim of promoting the culture of the nation globally as well as to involve in cultural exchanges with other nations and their people. ICCR is headquartered in New Delhi and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is the current president. Dinesh K. Patnaik is the director-general of the organization.