Programmes 2007-2008

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>>

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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>>

Mirchi Dandiya held at Centre

Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM in association with International Centre Goa and The Navhind Times organised Mirchi Dandiya at the premises of the Centre on 28 October,07.  Over 500 children with their parents participated in the Dandiya.  All the competitions at the Dandiya were open for children upto the age of 16 years.

Mughalai Food Festival

Mughalai Food Festival with ghazals, qawwalis and other popular songs on 27 October, 07.


International Centre Goa Organized Training Program for Tajikistan Journalists

The International Centre Goa held a month long intensive training program for journalists from the Republic of Tajikistan. The group of 8 senior journalists were in Goa from 26 September to 22 October 07. The training program was sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan. more>>

D’SCRIBE Workshop launched at International Centre

SADHANALAYA in association with The International Centre Goa, National Book Trust & Anu Publications launched D’Scribe – creative newsletter by children on 2 Oct 2007.  The workshop is conducted by Dr. Sharmila Rao and Ms. Archana Desai. more>>

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Tri Continental Film Festival

The five-day Tri Continental Film Festival organized from 28 September  – 2 October 2 by the consortium of Moving Images,Breakthrough and The International Centre, Goa concluded with the screening of John and Jane directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.Complete Report | Screening Schedule


2nd All Goa Primary School Students’ Chess Tournament

Taleigao Chess Academy and The International Centre, Goa in association with the Goa State Chess Academy organised 2nd All Goa Primary School Students Chess Tournament on 8-9 Sept at our Centre. Over 240 children participated from different parts of Goa including the “Little Queen of Chess” Ivana Furtado.
Report | View Photo Gallery | Interview with “The Little Queen of Chess” Ivana Furtado

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GOA DIALOGUES held at International Centre

The International Centre, Goa soft-launched its flagship project the Goa Dialogues on Saturday, 1st September 2007. The first roundtable was on the issue of Human Capital in Goa focusing on higher education in the state. more>>
GOA DIALOGUES | Programme | Speech of M Rajaretnam | Speech of Yatin Kakodkar 

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SPF Study India Group

The SPF Study India Group visited The International Centre, Goa (ICG) from 22-25 August 2007. The SPF India Study group, formed by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) of Japan, comprises of young researchers in politics, social studies, economics, and security studies with Prof. Hideki Esho, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo as its Chairperson and Prof. Yonosuke Hara, Professor at the Institute of Oriental Culture, the University of Tokyo as its adviser. more>>