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Visit of Dr. Karan Singh, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Washington, DC
October 31, 2005

Dr. Karan Singh, President ICCR visited Washington DC from October 28-30, 2005. 

On October 28, he delivered a public lecture on the topic of ‘ The Many Dimensions of Peace’ under the auspices of the Bahai Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland and held discussions with Dr. C.D. Mote Jr., President of the University on strengthening exchanges between the US and India in the field of culture and education. 

On October 29, he inspected properties identified by the Indian Mission for the establishment of an Indian Cultural Centre in Washington DC and held discussions with a select group of Indologists and Indians engaged in the promotion of Indian culture in the DC area. He also visited the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. 

Dr Singh will visit New York from Oct 30 - November 3 and Chicago from November 3-6, 2005 before returning to India. He will deliver a talk on Auroville at the Asia Society in New York on October 31 and be Chief Guest at the Diwali celebrations in Greater Chicago on November 4, 2005.