Indian Cultural Centre


The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) was set up in May 1994 in Almaty, Kazakhstan with the objective of establishing and strengthening cultural relations between India and Kazakhstan.  The ICC shifted to Astana in late 2007 when the Embassy was relocated from Almaty to Astana.  

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Premises of Indian Cultural Centre, Astana

Since its inception in 1994, the Indian Cultural Centre has been engaged in various cultural activities, including conducting of   yoga, dance and Hindi classes; celebration of Indian festivals; organizing cultural performances by students of the Centre; setting up of India Study Centres; screening of Indian films and documentaries; organizing performances by visiting Indian cultural troupes in Kazakhstan and Kazakh cultural troupes in India.  ICC organized “Days of Indian Culture” in Kazakhstan in October 2012. The Cultural Centre also houses a library.

The schedule of yoga classes at the Centre is given below.  The yoga classes are free and interested individuals are welcome to register by contacting the ICC. 
 
The ICC also awards scholarships for higher studies in Indian universities under the General Cultural Scholarship Scheme Programme of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi. A brief note on ICCR Scholarships is available at http://indembastana.in/ieb.php?id-ICCR.  For more detailed information, please visit ICCR’s website at http://iccr.gov.in/content/general-scholarships-gcss.


ICC is located at House No.2, Zhyly Oi Street, Karaotkel Microdistrict No.2, Yesil Area, Astana, PIN-Z05F7E1
{Tel : +7 7172-449884; Telefax: +7 7172-449788; e-mail : diricc.astana@mea.gov.in}

Office Address

Contact Details

Shri D.S. Rawat, Director,

Indian Cultural Centre,

House No.2, Zhyly Oi Street,

Karaotkel Microdistrict No.2,

Yesil Area, Astana.

PIN-Z05F7E1.

Tel: +7 7172-449884;

Telefax: +7 7172-449788;

Mobile No. +7 7012207605

e-mail : diricc.astana@mea.gov.in


Timetable for Yoga classes
at Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) and Nazarbayev University
(by Dr. Brijesh Kumar Gupta)

Day of Week

Time for classes at ICC

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Monday

1000-1100

1110-1210

1250-1350


-

1830-1930

Block 23,

Nazarbayev University

Tuesday

1000-1100

-

1250-1350

1630-1730


1830-1930

(Special Classes for Diplomats at ICC)

Wednesday

1000-1100

1110-1210

-

1630-1730


1830-1930

Block 23,

Nazarbayev University

Thursday

1000-1100

-

1250-1350

1630-1730


1830-1930

(Special Classes for Diplomats at ICC)

Friday

1000-1100

1110-1210

1250-1350

-


1830-1930

Block 23,

Nazarbayev University

Note : The time between 1530-1730 hrs (on Mondays and Fridays) and 1300-1400 hrs on Wednesdays are reserved for yoga classes/demonstrations at external venues on request.

Timetable for Kathak Dance classes at Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) and Nazarbayev University
(by Ms. Chandrani Kalita Ojah)

Day of week

Time for Classes at ICC

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Time

(Hrs)

Monday

1000-1100

1100-1230

1600-1730

-

Tuesday

1000-1100

1100-1230

1600-1730

1915 – 2015

(Block 23,

Nazarbayev University)

Wednesday

1000-1100

1100-1230

1600-1730

-

Thursday

1000-1100

1100-1230

1600-1730

1915 – 2015

(Block 23,

Nazarbayev University)

Friday

1000-1100

1100-1230

1600-1730

-




Time Table for Tabla/Harmonium/Flute/Indian Vocal Music classes at Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Astana (by Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Ojah)

Day of Week

Time of Classes (hrs)

Monday

1100-1220

1230-1330

1500-1600

1700-1800

1900-2000

Tuesday

1100-1220

1230-1330

1500-1600

1700-1800

1900-2000

Wednesday

1100-1220

1230-1330

1500-1600

1700-1800

-

Thursday

1100-1220

1230-1330

1500-1600

1700-1800

1900-2000

Friday

1100-1220

1230-1330

1500-1600

1700-1800

1900-2000

Mr. Bhaskar will accompany Kathak dance classes from 1000 hrs to 1100 hrs and 1600 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday).

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