The Indian Cultural Centre was established in 1 July 2011 fulfilling a desire long held of providing a platform to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and serve as the nodal point for cultural exchanges between India and the Republic of Korea.
The ICC is located in the heart of Seoul at Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu opposite the Embassy of India. It provides a number of facilities that include Yoga, classes for the Indian Classical dance Kathak, Hindi language classes, Indian cooking classes and an opportunity to learn Bollywood dances. Students at the ICC have performed at various events in Seoul and around Korea.
The ICC regularly invites artists, academics, writers and performers to use its premises to showcase their talents and reach out to a wide and discerning audience.
The Centre acts as a venue for the socio-cultural activities of Annapurna Indian Women's Association and other Indo-Korean Cultural organizations. The ICC also organizes a special 'Outreach Programme' for the people living far away from ICC. A series of workshop-cum-presentation by ICC teachers is conducted in different schools/Universities and cultural organizations in all over the country. To this end, the ICC works with various cultural organizations in Korea to enable better cross-cultural understanding.
The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) is the Cultural Wing of the Embassy of India in Republic of Korea and functions under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous body of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The ICCR exists to promote awareness and appreciation of India’s composite cultural heritage abroad.