Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) – UPSC Prelims

Indian Council for Cultural Relations:
  • It was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was independent India’s 1st Education Minister.
  • It is an autonomous body under the administrative control of Ministry of External Affairs.
  • ICCR Objectives:
    • To actively participate in formulation and implementation of programmes and policies relating 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.