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  • SAARC Film Festival 2013

    SAARC FILM FESTIVAL concludes with INDIAN Feature Film “Paan Singh Tomar” bagging the title “Best Feature Film 2013, and “Cost of Climate Change” from Bhutan, bagging the trophy for best Documentary. The SAARC Cultural Centre successfully concluded the Third SAARC Film Festival on the 31st of May 2013, with an Awards Ceremony. The Film Festival […]

  • SAARC Research Projects – MID-TERM REVIEW MEETING 2013

      A Meeting of the Research Review Committee of the SAARC Cultural Centre was held on 2-3 May 2013 at the Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya to review the progress of research by the Research Fellows engaged in two research projects launched by the SAARC Cultural Centre, viz. ‘Diminishing Cultures of South Asia’ and ‘Diasporic Cultures […]

  • SAARC Artists’ Camp and Exhibition of Paintings 2013

      Over the last two years the SAARC Cultural Centre has created the space for Artists from the SAARC Region to gather together and put forward their creative expressions on canvass at the SAARC Artist Camp held in 2011 and 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year, artists from the region are called to the […]

  • Commemorating SAARC Charter Day – Essay Competition for Children

      The SAARC celebrates its Charter day on the 8th of December, and to commemorate this day, the SAARC Cultural Centre will be organizing an Essay competition for children from schools in the country. This competition is organized for all children Ordinary level upwards (Ages 16 and above) The topics given are as follows: 1) […]

  • Cultural Festival on Traditional Drumming in the SAARC Region

      SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Drumming 2012. Await the pulsating rhythms from drums of the SAARC Region, in Bhutan from the 21st – 24th of November 2012. A Festival with a Difference.

  • “Wheel of Life” – Traditional Handloom of South Asia An Exhibition and Workshop of Traditional Handloom in South Asia – Delhi 2012

      Call For Nominations/Entries   To give exposure to Cultural Industries, the SAARC Cultural Centre will embark on a programme that would focus on Cultural Industries/Traditional Handloom. The Centre will embark on a programme to promote Cultural Industries in the region, and to create a platform for a fading traditional craft of the region.   […]

  • SAARC Non-Violence Day 2012

      To mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2 Oct), which is also observed as SAARC Non-Violence Day and International Non-Violence Day, the SAARC Cultural Centre organized a series of events in Colombo.   Workshop and Symposium: The SAARC Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, Sri Lanka organized a Workshop and […]

  • Fourth Governing Board Meeting of SAARC Cultural Centre Concludes Successfully

      The SAARC Cultural Centre hosted the Fourth Meeting of its Governing Board on 2 and 3 October 2012 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo. The meeting was convened under Chairmanship of Shri Pramod K. Jain (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India).  Other distinguished members who represented their countries at the Governing Board […]

  • Book Launch of Two Anthologies – Contemporary Short Stories of the SAARC Region, 2011 and Poems from the SAARC Region, 2011

      SAARC Cultural Centre organized the book launch of the two Anthologies, Contemporary Short Stories of the SAARC Region, 2011 and Poems from the SAARC Region, 2011, on 25 September 2012, at 11.00 am, at the Colombo International Book Fair. The book launch was organized under the patronage of Hon. Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of […]

  • “SAARC Celebrates Non Violence Day with an Art Competition for Children. Submit your paintings by the 19th of September 2012. “ Cash Prizes Awarded”

      “Celebrating Non – Violence in the SAARC Region”   The SAARC Cultural Centre, mandated to promote culture in the region will celebrate SAARC Non- Violence Day, with an Art Competition for children. October 2nd is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who in recent history, revived the principle of non violence.  At the root […]