The Cultural Wing of the Indian Embassy Abu Dhabi was established in December 2009 to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and the United Arab Emirates and to promote cultural exchanges with the United Arab Emirates and its people.
The establishment of the Cultural Wing is an important initiative of the Government of India, in keeping with the high priority it attaches to its bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates.
The Cultural wing of the Indian Embassy is located within the premises of the Indian Embassy and has a dedicated Second Secretary looking after its affairs and has dedicated support staff. It is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous organization of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, established in April 1950 with the primary objective of establishing, reviving and strengthening cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries.
ABOUT ACTIVITIES OF ICCR
ICCR organizes foreign cultural festivals in India, Indian festivals abroad, invites cultural troupes from abroad and sends Indian cultural troupes abroad, holds exhibitions, conferences and seminars both in India and abroad, invites distinguished personalities to India, sponsors the visits of Indian scholars and artistes abroad, and provides a platform for upcoming artistes to present their talent globally, through the Cultural Wings in Indian Missions and High Commissions Abroad. For more details please visit ICCR website; www.iccrindia.net
ACTIVITIES OF THE CULTURAL WING
The Cultural Wing organises various cultural events in collaboration with local artists as well as by cultural delegation sent by ICCR Delhi. It also organises various lectures (by eminent personalities both from India and Abu Dhabi), seminars and exhibitions. It also conducts yoga classes for the benefit of local Diaspora and for the Emirati population. Apart from organizing activities the cultural wings would develop and maintain contacts with local citizens particularly students, teachers, academicians, opinion makers and cultural personalities.
Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental discipline that originated in India. Regular and systematic practice of Yoga under a trained teacher results in enhanced well being, physical mental and emotional and has the ability of curing many debilitating diseases.
Yoga classes will be conducted regularly at the Indian Social and Cultural Centre by Mrs. Sandya Dixit.
Mrs. Sandya Dixit has an experience of more than 24 years in teaching and she emphasizes on traditional Yoga with scientific outlook.
Teaching on other locations can be considered depending on user need. For further details on Yoga classes, please contact the Cultural Wing on Phone (Direct) – 02 4493724 Fax – 02 4444685 Email id – email@example.com
We propose to have Hindi classes depending on user need. Hence for any enquiries please contact the Cultural Wing on Phone (Direct) – 02 4493724 Fax – 02 4444685 Email id – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library is housed in the premises of the Indian Embassy Abu Dhabi. It has a well stocked collection and comprises books on Indian History, Culture, Arts, Politics, and Literature. We are in the process of adding content to the library. It is currently not open to the public, however in near future it will be made available to the public.