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International Literary & Cultural Activities
India Inter-Continental Cultural Association (Regd,) Chandigarh, (IICCA) a non-profit cultural organisation, is engaged in the effort to bringing together peoples of the world through cross-cultural encounter presenting the pick of Literature, Art & Culture of various regions and countries. To this end we have successfully organized a number of International cultural and literary exchange program in India and abroad namely -
1991 : Loka Natyadal, Dhaka, a prominent theatre group from Bangladesh presented Bangla version of Moliere’s play “The Miser” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.
1991: Theatre Workshop was organized on 23-11-1991 at Punjab Arts Council, Sector-16 Rose Garden, Chandigarh conducted by Igor Samotny (from Czech Republic) and Ssalongo Luwemba (from Uganda).
1992: Festival of India in Czechoslovakia was organised in May 1992, in which Dance Drama “Sri Krishna - Sare Karnan Da Karan” written & directed by Dev Bhardwaj was performed at various places. Besides workshops on Indian Theatre, Music, Dance and seminars on Indian Literature, Indian Mythology and Philosophy were arranged there.
1995: International Conference on Art, Literature & Culture was organized in December, 1995 at English Auditorium, Panjab Univeirsity, Chandigarh in which more than 200 delegates-writers from Japan, Belgium, Norway, France, U.S.A., Mauritius, Nepal, Iraq, Kuwait and India etc. participated.
2001: International Conference on Roma Heritage and Culture : Journey to Roots on April 12, 2001 at Chandigarh in which 31 delegates from countries of Europe participated (including the President, Vice President and Secretary General of International Romani Union)
2001: Participation in National Festival of Gypsy Music and Songs-(Bulgaria)
2002: Participation in National Festival of Gypsy Music and Songs (Bulgaria)
2002: Exhibition of paintings by Katarzyna Pollok, a Roma-Sinti Gypsy Artist from Germany in April, 2002 at Chandigarh and Patiala (Punjab)
2003: Participation in National Festival of Gypsy Music and Songs-(Bulgaria)
2003: Japanese Film & Music Shows on 12-14 September 2003 at Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula in association with International Institute of Perfact Arts, Japan with support from Embassy of Japan, New Delhi.
2004: 1st International Writers Festival India-(2004) at Chandigarh & Shimla
2004 : Music and Dance programme in Mauritius.
2006: 2nd International Writers Festival India at Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar & Ponta Sahib.
2007 : Ist Indo-Roma Writers Caravan in Serbia.
2007: 3rd International Writers Festival-India at Agra
2008: 4th. International Writers Festival-India at Ambala Cantt (Haryana)
2008 : Participation in 7th World Roma Congress-Zagreb-Croatia in October 2008
2009: 5th. International Writers Festival-India at Jaipur (Rajasthan) November, 2009
2009 : Roma Day Celebrations at Chandigarh and Writers at Work at Karjat (near Mumbai)
2010 : 6th. International Writers Festival-India at Chennai (Tamilnadu)
2011: Roma Day Celebration at Chandigarh
2011 : 7th. International Writers Festival-India at Wardha (Maharashtra)
2012 : 8th. International Writers Festival-India at Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
2013 : 9th. International Writers Festival-India at Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
2014 : 10th. International Writers
Festival-India at Trivandrum (Kerala)
KAFLA INTER-CONTINENTAL (ISSN 2278-1625)
India Inter-Continental Cultural Association (Regd.) Chandigarh (India) is also engaged in publication of Kafla Intercontinental (tri-annual journal of Literature, Art & Culture in English) in which writings from various languages and regions appear. Thanks for overwhelming response received, Kafla Intercontinental. is now 20 years strong. At Kafla Intercontinetal we pursue the aims and activities of building up bridges of understanding between the peoples of the world. Kafla symbolizes man’s primeval search for the unknown, the less-known and the ill-known. Kafla is another name for the wanderer and the foot-loose, at least in the realm of the mind and the soul. Kafla is a Hindustani word. Its literary meaning is a group of people going on a long journey, with a built up sense of security. So with Kafla we started a seemingly endless journey of ideas, thoughts, memories, desires and wishes. the whole gamut of human expression. We try to build bridges of understanding, of friendships, of cultures and sub-cultures through Kafla Inter-Continental, a no way small venture to aspire for. Kafla will be on the move to all the regions of the world to report on their cultures, literature, art and artifacts. It will constantly meet the writers, artists and other souls in their study and the studio. Read Kafla magazine online also : www.kaflaintercontinental.com
Life Membership (Individual for ten years): Rs. 2000. You entitle for a webpage at www.indianwriters.org
WRITERS CLUB, Chandigarh
We at Writers Club, Chandigarh have organized to-date a number of literary events including Face-to-Face with following writers:
Mr. Rajwinder Singh (Germany), Ms. Veena Verma (U. K.), Mr. Sahib Singh Gill (USA), Mr. Werner Voigt (Germany), Mr. Sukhchain Singh Bhandari, (Haryana), Mr. Swaran Singh Parwanai (Denmark), Mr. Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi, (Chandigarh), Mr. Robin Lloyd-Jones (Scotland), Dr. Gurpal Singh Sandhu (Chandigarh), Dr. Swairaj Singh (USA) , Kuldeep Deepak (Canada), Ms. Ravinder Kiran (Punjab), Mrs. Surjit Kalsey ( Canada ), Mr. Parkash Singh Azad (U. K.) Mr. B. S. Bir (Punjab), Miss Ramandeep, ( Punjab ) Mr. Tarsem (Punjab), Mrs. Surinderjit Kaur (Punjab), Mr. Tara Singh Sagar (USA), Dharampal Singh Thind (Canada), Mrs. Amarjit Kaur (Punjab), K.L.Garg, (Punjab), Mr. Inde (Punjab), Gurdev Singh Rai (Australia) Rajinder Kaur (Chandigarh) Harjit Kaur (Chandigarh) Gurnam Singh, Dera Bassi (Punjab) Mrs. Kamal Kumar (Delhi), Kavita Jindal (from U.K.), Mrs. Surjit Bains (Mohali), Ms. Raavi Bhangu, Ms. Manjit Indira (Chandigarh), Amar Jyoti (Canada), Ms. Simona Jovic (Serbia-France), Balijt Kaur Bali (Mohali).Dr. Kulbir Kaur (Chandigarh), Nadeem Parmar (Canada), Gurdev Singh Rai (Australia), K. L. Garg (USA), Gurdev Chauhan (Canada) and many more.
For World writers, please visit : www.writersclubinternational.com
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