Programmes 2007-2008

Bengali Folk Music presented by Pratidhwani

The International Centre, Goa organized a wonderful concert on Bengali folk music presented by Pratidhwani on Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 at its premises in Dona Paula.  Dr. Anupam Sarkar, the conceptualiser of this programme, in his introductory speech highlighted the very essence of the rich and vibrant cultural tradition of Bengali folk music and its significance on the rural life of Bengal. more>>

Goa Dialogues Special Lecture on Mao Zedong

The International Centre Goa in association with the Kala Academy organised a Special Lecture on Mao Zedong: The Real Story & his Attitude to India by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday coauthors of the book Mao: The Unknown Story on 4 January 2008.  The Lecture was part of the Goa Dialogues series initiated by the Centre.  Shri Pratapsingh Rane - President, International Centre agreed to be the Patron of this lecture.  Authors also autographed their books Mao: The Unknown Story and Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China which was available for sale at the venue. Poster (.jpg)  | Poster  | Report

Prime Minister

Prime Minister launched Goa Dialogues

Honorable Prime Minister Dr Manmohan  Singh visited the International Centre Goa on 28 Dec 2007 to launch the GOA DIALOGUES , our new initiative. His visit took place during the 20th year of the founding of the Centre. The PM was also shown the future expansion plans of the Centre. He also released the Centre’s first publication, “Towards Freedom in South Asia”, edited by Dr V.A. Pai Panandiker and Dr Rahul Tripathi. more>>
Also See : PM’s Speech    view video | Shri Pratapsingh Rane’s Speech    view video | PM’s Statement in Goa on Benazir Bhutto’s Death view video

Dr. Heribert Dieter delivered Ribandar Talk at GIM

Dr. Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, Research Unit Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin delivered the Ribandar Talk on “The International Financial Architecture after the Subprime Crisis: Which Way Forward?” on 10 Dec 07 at the premises of GIM, Ribandar.  The Talk was organised by the International Centre Goa and Goa Institute of Management in association with BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

International Centre Goa launches its first book on South Asia

The International Centre Goa released its first major publication, “TOWARDS FREEDOM IN SOUTH ASIA: DEMOCRATIZATION, PEACE AND REGIONAL COOPERATION” edited by Dr V.A. Pai Panandiker and Dr Rahul Tripathi at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 20 Nov,  the book was released by the Hon. I.K.Gujral, former Prime Minister of India. Former Chief Justice of India, J.S. Verma also delivered a Keynote Address on this occasion. The book is published by Konark Publishers, New Delhi. more>>

South Asia media summit

Annual South Asia Media Summit 2007

The “ANNUAL SOUTH ASIA MEDIA SUMMIT 2007″ organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES-India), Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI) and The International Centre Goa (ICG)  held from 16 – 18 November 2007.  The Summit was inaugurated by Shri. Pratapsingh Rane, President, International Centre Goa and Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.  Shri Rane also released ‘A Practical Handbook on RIGHT TO INFORMATION’ authored by Vishnu Rajgadia and Nandini Sahai.  more>>

Musical Concert of Rabindra Sangeet and Classical Music

The Centre recently organized a musical concert on 10 Nov 2007 by PRATIDHWANI – A Bengali Cultural Group of artists from Santiniketan and Goa.  The highlights of the concert were the presentation of some outstanding features of Rabindra Sangeet which embodies a breathtaking fusion of Tagore’s musicianship and poetic genius. Shri Partho Chakraborty, Shri Mrityunjai Chakraborthy, Shri Manab Das, Dr. Rupashree Das and others performed at the Concert.  The concert was conceptualised by Dr. Anupam Sarkar.more>>


13 ISSYK-KUL Forum on Central Asia and South Caucasus

13th ISSYK-KUL Forum was held at The International Centre, Goa on 5-6 November. The forum brought experts from the 2 regions and Russia, China, US, India, Japan and Southeast Asia. more>>