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Indian embassy marks ICCR Foundation Day

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BY RUTENDO MATANHIKE

THE Indian embassy on Monday celebrated the launch of its inaugural Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Foundation Day.

ICCR was established in 1950 to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries.

Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Rungsung Masakui said the foundation has provided a platform for the exchange of concepts, principles and beliefs.

“Over the years, through this cross fertilisation of ideas and cultures, we have not only fostered the goal of the world as a family, but we have also created a cadre of ICCR alumni, who are infused with the same spirit of enlightened globalisation,” he said.

“Today, we honour ICCR alumni. The quest for knowledge has always been fundamental Indian culture and civilisation. Since time immemorial, our country has attracted knowledge seekers and inquisitive minds from all over the world.”

Masakui said India hosted thousands of students from 160 countries in the world, including Zimbabwe, in their educational and research institutions, many of who come through the ICCR scholarships.

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