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28/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
All Day
National Conference on Cultural Identity: Manifestation through Architecture (CIMA-2020)

In collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

The two-day conference will include keynote addresses by eminent professionals along with interactive sessions chaired by academicians and professionals on the following themes:

  •  Art, Architecture and Society
  •  Architectural Symbolism
  •  Cultural transformation in the contemporary world
  •  Traditional systems and practices
  •  Cultural identities in Vernacular settings
  •  Global initiatives in culture preservation and conservation

This national conference will bring together the representatives from academia, research organizations, institutions, local bodies, and agencies and policy-makers. The selected abstracts/papers will be published in proceedings with ISBN.

Abstracts are invited for CIMA-2020, in the prescribed format enclosed for your kind reference. Please find the attached information poster with details regarding key dates and themes for paper/poster submission.

The registration fees will be Rs. 2500/- and the proceedings of the conference to the presenters will be sent as a complimentary copy.(final proceeding with ISBN).

For any query, please feel free to contact the Conference Team at

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
29/01/2020 - 30/01/2020
11:00 am
Research Visit to Sundargarh, Odisha to study and document of Kalpatru Ashram

Contact No – 9534011088

Venue:  Sundargarh, Odisha
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Public Lecture on Fire, the son of Ahura Mazda and the parable of Fire Worshipers

By Er. Marzban J. Hathiram, Head Priest at Behramji Unwalla Dadgah, Udvada.

Contact : 07567895399

Venue:  Auditorium, Dept. of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fit Friday Yoga Session


Venue:  IGNCA RCB Amphi Theatre, Bengaluru
3:30 pm
Documentary Film Screening - Gopi Bhat Ka Tamasha directed by Gopal Saxena


Venue:  IGNCA RCB Seminar Hall, Bengaluru
11:00 am
Lecture on Manuscripts: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Assam

A special talk under tattvabodha series By Dr. Amalendu Bhattacharjee

Contact : 0361-2730449

Venue:  Conference Hall, Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari, Assam, Guwahati
10:00 am
Celebrating 550th Birth Aniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Regional Centre Ranchi in collaboration with Ranchi university

Chief Guest : Her Excellency Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Governor of Jharkhand

Venue:  Aryabhatta Auditorium, Ranchi University, Morabadi, Ranchi
11:00 am
Celebration of 550th Birth Aniversary of Gurunanak Dev Ji

Contact : 09534011088

Venue:  Central Library, Morabadi, Ranchi University, Ranchi
10:00 am
Republic Day - Inter-collegiate Quiz Competition on Constitution of India

Contact :
0487- 2977148

Venue:  St. Mary’s College, College Road, Thrissur, Kerala
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Special Lecture on The Prehistoric-Cultural Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and South India


Contact No –
0413 2222280 / 9944273930

Venue:  Seminar Hall, UMISARC-Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
6:00 pm
Polli Ensemble

The Regional Centre, Goa is organising a Tribal Storytelling performance for school children.

Contact : 09850113168 ( Dr. Aruna Gajbhiye), 09637058935 (Shri Ketan)

Venue:  Balram Higher Secondary School, Ardhfond Poiguinim, Goa
3:00 pm
Memorial Lecture on Pt. Vidyanivas Mishra

By Dr. Hareram Dwivedi, esteemed ‘Lokakavi and Geetkar’ from Varanasi.

Contact : 0542-2570238, 2570169

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Regional Centre, Varanasi, Parshvnath Vidyapeeth Campus, ITI Road, Karaundi, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Litti Chokha & Samvad

Litti Chokha Aur Samvad is a Social and culture program to celebrate Purvanchal culture. This is an amazing platform for unsung heroes and undiscovered arts, culture, food and dialects of Bihar and UP.

Contact No – 9911528047, 9718024289

Venue:  Gate no 1, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the arts, New Delhi
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jayachamarajendra Vichaaradhaare Lecture series

By Vidhushi Dr Sukanya Prabhakar

Venue:  Bidaram Krishnappa Mandira, Narayana Shastri Road, Mysore, Bengaluru
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manuscript Treasure of India: Repository of Our Heritage

A Public Lecture on Manuscripts under the Tattvabodha series of the National Mission for Manuscripts, IGNCA by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA.

Contact : 07567895399 (Regional Centre, Vadodara)

Note: The lecture is being organised under the Tattvabodha series of the National Mission for Manuscripts, IGNCA. It shall be held in collaboration with the Oriental Institute of Manuscripts, and the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Venue:  The Mrunalini Devi Puar Auditorium, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Opposite Kamatibaug- Gate No. 3, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fit Friday Yoga Session


Venue:  IGNCA RCB Amphi Theatre, Bengaluru
3:30 pm
Documentary Film Screening - Aqeedat ke Rang directed by Yousuf Saeed

Contrary to the popular belief that all followers of Islam adhere only to Arab’s culture, Indian Muslims who have been in the subcontinent for over a thousand years, follow a variety of cultural traditions and languages that are deeply rooted in the local geography and history. From Qawwali to Na’at, Meelad to Nauha, and Babul geet to Chahar Bait, this video compilation looks at a cross section of traditional cultural practices of Muslims spread all over India.

Director : Shri Yousuf Saeed | Duration : 36 minutes, 21 seconds

Venue:  IGNCA RCB Seminar Hall, Bengaluru
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One day session of A Seven day Residential seminar on happiness and good life

Venue:  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA),, New Delhi
5:30 pm
Public Lecture - Angkor Wat : Art, Architecture and Agency

A Public Lecture by Dr. Vasudha Narayanan and Chaired by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA jointly organised by Cultural Informatics and Academic Division of IGNCA.

Dr. Vasudha Narayanan is a Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion and Director, Center for the study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra), University of Florida.

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
10:00 am
Thyagaraja Day
  • Talk on Humanity as envisaged in the compositions of Saint Thyagaraja by Dr. Hari Sundar Govindaraman.
  • Music Concert comprising the compositions of Thyagaraja by Nedumkunnam Dr. Sreedev Rajagopal.

Contact : 0487 2977148 (Regional Centre, Thrissur)

Venue:  Chembai Memorial Govt. Music College, Palakkad, Kerala
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