Seminars / Conferences / Workshops

Date/Time Event
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Hindu Cultural Trails: Celebration of a Timeless Tradition – Gods and Goddesses, Pilgrims and Prayers, Temples and Texts

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture is organising an International Seminar on Hindu Cultural Trails (Shaktha Trails, Shaiva Trails, Vaishnava Trails in the South Asian region) in collaboration with the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo from 8-10 October 2018. The scholars interested in participating the seminar may send the title of the presentation and abstracts (250 words approximately) along with a brief bio-data (not exceeding 150 words) not later than 20 August 2018.

IGNCA reserves the right to select the proposal for presentation in the seminar.
The concept note and the format in which the information needs to be submitted may be downloaded from the link.

Only those applications would be considered which are submitted in the prescribed format shown in the link above.

The filled documents may be submitted to the IGNCA at email id:

Venue:  Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-1:30 अपराह्न
Workshop on Conservation for school children

By Dr. Achal Pandya, Head of Department, Conservation Unit.

Contact No. : 011-23388155

Venue:  Exhibition Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
11:00 पूर्वाह्न
Sanskriti Samvaad Shrinkhala -9 , Varanasi Mahaopadhayay Acharya Reva Prasad Dwivedi

A seminar on ‘Mahaopadhayay Acharya Reva Prasad Dwivedi’
Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, Vice Chancellor, Benaras Hindu University will be the Chief Guest. Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, President, IGNCA Trust will preside over the function.

Contact No –  011-23388155

Venue:  Dr. K.N. Udupa Auditorium, Benaras Hindu University, New Delhi
9:00 पूर्वाह्न-9:00 अपराह्न
Gaj Mahotsav

Gaj Mahotsav, is a festival to celebrate the majestic Asian Elephant as India’s National Heritage animal. The celebration encompasses their salient role in ecology, as an integral part of our religion, mythology and literature. This 4 day festival being organized by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), partnered by the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) and United Nations Environment (UNE) will see active participation from policy makers, industry leaders, Influencers from the world of entertainment, sports, arts and culture, eminent conservationists and will be open to public.

With dance and music performances to showcase the elephant in Indian tradition; films on the elephant; exhibition of elephant themed paintings and photographs by acclaimed Indian artists and children’s activities such as educative puppet shows, clay modeling sessions, art competitions, and creative writing workshops etc., the Mahotsav promises fun and entertainment for the entire family with something for everyone! Artists from across the country have created 101 life sized elephant art pieces representing the 101 elephant corridors of India, which promises to be a jumbo public draw.

The festival will showcase the grandeur of the majestic Asian elephant and its themed events with public participation will serve to reinforce its status as our National Heritage Animal!

You can look forward to amazing workshops, performances and talks by eminent personalities like – Bulbul Sharma, Delhi Blue, Anita Nair, Mike Pande, Dr.Alka Pande,Vivek Menon, Vinod Dua, Ina Puri, Mallika Sarabhai and Euphoria (the band).

Contact no : Ms. Ananya Rane – 9820271605

Venue:  IGNCA, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
4:00 अपराह्न
Two day workshop on Curating Paite Arts & Culture in Churachandpur district of Manipur

IGNCA hosts a lecture in collaboration with Society of Lamka Churachndpur, Manipur as part of the workshop which was held on June 22 and 23.

Contact No. : 011-23385884

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-12:00 अपराह्न
Cultural Heritage

IGNCA will host workshop for children by Shri Udayan Indurkar

Contact No. :   011-23388077

Venue:  IGNCA Exhibition Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
workshop-cum training programme on Brahmi script

Venue:  Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA, New Delhi
7:00 अपराह्न
To celebrate the eve of International Yoga Day & World Music Day

Indira Gandhi National centre for the Arts invites you to the following Programmes

Sun & Sound Concert An evening of Naad – Bramh & Vedic Sanskrit Chanting
By Surya & Sangeet Sadhak Swami Viswanarayan with his disciple Priyanko Sur Sanchalan by Rajib Sanyal

Venue:  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-5:30 अपराह्न
Seminar- ‘Culture and Journalism’

Contact No : 011-23388155

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
3:00 अपराह्न
Talk on "WAFERFICHE A Semiconductor Based Archival Technology for the Future"

By Prof. P.R. Mukund Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

Venue:  Conference Hall, IGNCA, CV Mess Janpath, New Delhi
2:00 अपराह्न
Workshop on Oral Tradition of Dha-Hanu

 Dha-Hanu is a remote area consisting of four major villages and small hamlets situated on both sides of the banks of Sindhu (River Indus). The four major villages are known as Dha, Hanu, Garkhan and Darchik. The inhabitants of these villages have preserved racial purity down the centuries. Their cultural practices are very old. They worship the forces of nature. They call their gods as Yendrin (Indra), Narayan, Bhumi Devata etc. This world they call Saket. These are some of the examples from the terminology used by them, which is very interesting and indicates connections with the Vedic era also to some extent. On the name of modern development such belief systems are now getting extinct day by day and the region of Dha-Hanu is also getting affected by this development. Documenting the conversations will facilitate a rare opportunity to have an insight into the belief system which is expected to uncover the mysteries of their origin and throw light on their cultural practices.

Venue:  Dha-Hanu, Laddakh, Jammu & Kashmir
9:30 पूर्वाह्न-5:30 अपराह्न
KOHA - Open Source Library Automation Training Software Training  

(Participation by invitation and registration only)

Contact No. : 9810066244

Venue:  Conference Hall, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
All Day
Field Documentation at Kerala

Third phase of multi disciplinary field documentation at Kerala will be conducted from May 16 to 22, 2018 in collaboration with Union Christian College Aluva, Kerala. During this period, a multi disciplinary team will conduct pilot field study and field documentation in rock art sites – Marayoor region (Idukki district), Ancode (Thiruvananthapuram District), Tenmala (Kollam district), and some newly discovered sites in the Malappuram and Kozhikkod districts.

Contact No : 011-23388014

Venue:  Kerala (Marayoor region (Idukki district), Ancode (Thiruvananthapuram District), Tenmala
8:00 पूर्वाह्न-10:00 अपराह्न
The Festival of Bharat

The Festival of Bharat is a 21st Century tribute to the majesty and depth of India’s multi-facted civilisation.

It features an unmissable 3-day Lit Fest with numerous high profile debates and talks; a 3-day evening live Music Fest featuring breathtakingly beautiful classical and contemporary Indian music and featuring legendary artistes and new stars; morning yoga and meditation sessions led by The Art of Living; a 5-day flea market and exhibition backed by state governments; a supremely healthy and delectable panoply of organic and vegetarian foods at the outdoor food fest; an Indic fashion show as organised for world leaders; and much more besides. Backed by the Government of India, All India Radio, Radio Mirchi, INOX and many more respected partners. Register without delay for you free or premium tickets, via

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
3:00 अपराह्न
Three-day National Seminar on Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī: An historical perspective

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, the Indian Council of Historical Research with the academic support of Jammu Kashmir Study Centre will organise a three-day National Seminar on Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī: a historical perspective at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.

As part of this seminar, an exhibition titled The Cultural Heritage of Jammu &  Kashmir and Ladakh will also be displayed by IGNCA. This exhibition will endeavour to unravel the intellectual-cultural beauty of these regions.

Inauguration: May 3, 2018 at 3 pm, IGNCA Auditorium, C.V.Mess, IGNCA

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium & Conference Room, C.V. Mess and IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-5:30 अपराह्न
Two Days National Seminar on Ramayana Traditions and Performative traditions of Ramayana

Two Days National Seminar on “Ramayana Traditions of North-East: with special reference to Majuli” and Shastra and Prayoga Programme on “Performative traditions of Ramayana”

Time : Seminar — 10.00 am to 5.30 pm and Performances — 6.00 pm onwards
Contact No :  011-23388224/011-23388063

Venue:  Majuli, Majuli
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
International conference on "Indian inputs to Central Asian Art and Culture: Dharma Ratna Marg"

International Conference is organized by East Asia Programme Unit, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India, in collaboration with Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies, Cambridge, London, UK.

Contact No.  : 011-23388211

Venue:  Conference Hall, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, C.V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
9:00 पूर्वाह्न-5:00 अपराह्न
International Conference on Angkor Wat: The Monument and the Living Presence

Innaugration : 28th March, 2018 at 10.30 am in the IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

Venue:  Conference Hall, Media Centre No. 3, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
International Conference on Rahul Sankrityayan (1893-1963): Maha Pandit in the Land of Snow

In collaboration with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.
Inauguration : 14th March, 2018 at 10.00am in the IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

Venue:  IGNCA Conference Hall, C.V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
Seminar on "The Legendary Vaggeyakar of Hindustani Classical Music of Khayal Gharanas"

Conceptualized & Curated by Dr Kumud Diwan.
Mentor : Dr. Bharat Gupt

Contact No :- 011-23388155

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
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