About Us 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 was shifted to Astana in late 2007 when the Embassy was relocated from Almaty to Astana.   

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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.  The Indian Cultural Centre also houses a library.

The schedule of yoga, dance and music classes conducted at the ICC is given below.  These classes are free and interested individuals are welcome to register themselves 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 (ICCR), New Delhi.  A brief note on ICCR Scholarships is available at the Embassy’s website:
http://www.indembastana.in/docs/Government%20of%20IndiaScholarship%20Programme.pdf.  For more detailed information, interested students may login to “Admissions to Alumni” (A2A), the Scholarship Portal developed by ICCR at: http://205.147.97.190/iccr/.  

Address Contact Details
Dr. Sanjay Garg, 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
WhatsApp: +7 7019431504

 
Time Table

I. Yoga Classes - by Mr. Trilok Narayan Tarak, Teacher of Indian Culture


Day of Week Time (Hrs) for Classes at ICC Time (Hrs) & Venue
Monday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1250-1350   - 1800-1900
Block 38,
Nazarbayev University
Tuesday 1015-1115 - 1250-1350 1630-1730 1830-1930
(Special Classes for Diplomats at ICC)
Wednesday 1015-1115 1120-1220 - 1600-1700 1800-1900
Block 38,
Nazarbayev University
Thursday 1015-1115 - 1250-1350 1630-1730 1830-1930
(Special Classes for Diplomats at ICC)
Friday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1250-1350 - 1800-1900
Block 38,
Nazarbayev University

Note
: The time between 1500-1700 hrs on Monday and Friday and 1300-1400 hrs on Wednesday are reserved for yoga classes/demonstrations at external venues on request.
II. Kathak Dance Classes - by Ms. Shruti Ghosh, Kathak Dance Teacher-cum-Performer

Day of Week Time (Hrs) for Classes at ICC Venue
Monday 1015-1115 1120-1230 1600-1730 ICC
Tuesday 1015-1115 1120-1230 1600-1730 ICC
Wednesday 1015-1115 1120-1230 1600-1730 ICC
Thursday 1015-1115 1120-1230 1600-1730 ICC
Friday 1015-1115 1120-1230 1600-1730 ICC

III. Indian Instrumental (Tabla/Flute) and Vocal Music Classes - by Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Ojah, Music Teacher-cum-Performer

Day of Week Time (Hrs) for Classes at ICC Venue
Monday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1600-1730 1830-1930 ICC
Tuesday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1600-1730 1830-1930 ICC
Wednesday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1600-1730 - ICC
Thursday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1600-1730 1830-1930 ICC
Friday 1015-1115 1120-1220 1600-1730 1830-1930 ICC