About Nehru Centre
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous organisation affiliated to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, runs 34 other cultural centres besides London, including in Berlin, Moscow, Johannesburg, Cairo and Colombo. These centres function as part of the diplomatic missions of the Government of India of those countries with the objective of serving as windows into the composite culture of India.
The Centre organises a wide range of cultural events on its premises, showcasing Indian music, dance and theatre, besides a range of activities aimed at strengthening and deepening the intellectual dialogue between the two
After nearly four intense, eventful and wonderful years as Minister (Culture) and Director of the Nehru Centre, London, I am very shortly returning to India on a posting. It has been my pleasure and privilege not just to contribute my ideas and vision to enhance The Nehru Centre profile and outreach, but to also attract and interact with a gratifyingly increasing number of patrons and visitors. Over these years, I have come to count many of you among my friends, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the warmth, support, appreciation and help that you have unhesitatingly offered me at every juncture. I will miss the work and, more than that, all the people who made that work and my time here so pleasant and rewarding. This is the last Nehru Centre brochure to issue under my signature; it will be my successor who will be greeting you through the next one.