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ICCR launches ‘Kala Vishwa’ Virtual Platform for Traditional & Folk Artists

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Kala Vishwa – a virtual platformIndian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) launched a new Virtual Platform called ‘Kala Vishwa’ to reach out to traditional folk artists, local artists/artisans. It was launched from ICCR’s Mumbai Centre.

  • The ‘Kala Vishwa’ campaign which was launched during the event aims to give artists coming from rural areas a virtual platform to perform during the challenging time of COVID-19.
  • ‘Kala Vishwa’ series will be in the virtual mode and can be viewed on ICCR’s social media platforms.
  • Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of ICCR & Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children and Youth & Sports inaugurated the first programme under the ‘Kala Vishwa’ campaign.

Key Points

i.Kala Vishwas is a special campaign under the ‘Horizon Series’ and will be held for a duration of 6 months.

ii.It will focus on Traditional art forms of Maharashtra and Goa. It has been organized in Mumbai to give stage to artists who perform traditional arts of the region like Waghya Murali, Gondhal, Vasudev or Dashavatar.

iii.Each Month 2-3 programs will be presented virtually from 17 ICCR centres across India.

iv.It will help foreign students associated with ICCR to understand the folk culture of India.


It is the nodal body for the projection of India’s soft power abroad. It acts as the principal governmental organization for our cultural and academic engagement with the world.

Recent Related News:

i.14th April, 2021, ICCR celebrated its 71st Foundation Day on 9th April 2021.  It was founded on 9th April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India.

About Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

It is an autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of External Affairs.
Director-General –  Dinesh K Patnaik
Headquarters – New Delhi