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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH ON CULTURAL HERITAGE, TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (CHTSD) IN SOUTH ASIA (2014-15) CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH ON CULTURAL HERITAGE, TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (CHTSD) IN SOUTH ASIA (2014-15) Attention: Last Date for accepting proposals Extended to 4 August 2014 SAARC Cultural Centre, as part of its mandate in promoting cultural d... Read more
Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 5: 2014 Call for Contributions for SAARC Culture, Vol. 5: 2014 SAARC Culture is an annual research journal of the SAARC Cultural Centre Colombo, which seeks to provide a platform to the academics, practitioners and poli... Read more
SAARC LITERARY FESTIVAL ON CHILDREN’S LITERATURE OF SOUTH ASIA – 2014 SAARC LITERARY FESTIVAL ON CHILDREN’S LITERATURE OF SOUTH ASIA – 2014 BACKGROUND THE LITERARY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATED ACTIVITY: EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS... Read more
Bamiyan declared as the SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015 Bamiyan declared as the SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015 As a result of one of the initiatives of the SAARC Cultural Centre, the historic city of Bamiyan in Afghanistan has been declared as the First SAARC CULTURAL CAPITAL for 2015. This declaration was mad... Read more
Two New Sites of South Asia now on World Heritage List Two New Sites of South Asia now on World Heritage List The recently concluded 38th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Doha, Qatar, from 15 to 25 June 2014 has approved two sites from India to be inscribed in the UNESCO’s World... Read more
SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Dance SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Dance Delhi, India 2014–An Unique Experience in Cultural Diversity Background Dates and Venue ... Read more

Four Heritage Sites of South Asia bag UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013
Four heritage sites of South Asia have won awards of Distinction and Awards of Merit in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2013. These include two sites in India, one site  each in Afghanistan and Pakistan. About the Awards The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in th...Read more
Final Results: SAARC Film Festival 2014
Special Jury Certificate of Recognition for New Talent: Joes Pandey for “Saanghuru” ( Nepal) Best Director – Sarath Dharmasiri for “Soovisi Wivarana” ( Sri Lanka) Best Actor -  Ismail Rasheed in “ Ingili” ( Maldives) Best Actress – Garima Panta in “Jhola” ( Nepal) Best Short Film – “Makara”...Read more
SAARC Film Festival 2014
The SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo, has over the last three years gained momentum for promoting some of the best films from the SAARC Region. The SAARC Film Festival showcases the best of films from the region, nominated by the respective Member States. A reputed panel of adjudicators select the best films, and awards are given as incentive to continue producing good films for the region. The SAARC Cultural Centre, in keeping with it...Read more
SAARC Regional Seminar on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development in South Asia Concludes Successfully
SAARC Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the SAARC Regional Seminar on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Development in South Asia. The Seminar was held from 28-29 April 2014 at the Faculty Board Room, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. It was attended by over 70 participants, from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Seminar was convened with a view to provide a platform to the academics and experts ...Read more
SCC RESEARCH PROJECT ON ‘TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS IN SOUTH ASIA’ (2013-14)
MID-TERM REVIEW MEETING A Mid-term Review Meeting for the above-mentioned Research Project was held on 25-26 April 2014 at Faculty Board Room, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The Research Review Committee comprised eminent scholars and experts Mr. G. L. W. Samarasinghe (Director, SAARC Cultural Centre): Chairperson Dr. Sanjay Garg (Deputy Director - Research, SAARC Cultural Centre): Member Secretary Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva (University of Perade...Read more

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