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Gen Next Democracy Network

Gen Next Democracy Network:

Indian Council for Cultural Relations’s (ICCR) ten days programme Gen Next Democracy Network concluded.

  • Youth from democratic countries come to India under the Gen Next Democracy Network programme.
  • During the programme, they get acquainted with India’s heritage, culture and functioning of Indian democracy.
  • In the closing ceremony, 27 delegates from six countries- Ghana, Bangladesh, Peru, Nepal, Brunei and Norway shared their experiences of visiting India.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR):

  • The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India.
  • The ICCR Headquarter is situated in New Delhi.
  • It was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.
  • It is involved in India’s global cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their people.
  • The council also operates missions internationally, with established cultural centres in various countries.
  • It also administers the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, established by the Government of India in 1965, whose last award was in 2009.