Balwant launches Spanish, Arabic magazines


JAMMU, Jan 12: Two Foreign Language magazines of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs launched here today by the Regional Director ICCR J&K, Balwant Thakur in a press briefing at ICCR Headquarters in Jammu. These two magazines are 'Papeles de la India' (Spanish), and ‘Thaqafat-ul-Hind’(Arabic) will now be available for the reading in the library of ICCR Jammu which has been exclusively been started for the visiting scholars, students and researchers.
In addition to this ICCR magazines viz 'Indian Horizons' and 'Africa Quarterly' (both in English), 'Rencontre avec L' Inde' (French) and 'Gagananchal' (Hindi) and will also be available for readers. The idea behind introducing foreign language magazines in Jammu is to promote reading in these foreign languages about India its ethos, heritage, history and culture. By disseminating this information the motive is to make the public aware of the programmes and initiatives of ICCR he said and desired that interested people/ scholars may take benefit of this ICCR's highly valuable facility. The Jammu Centre of Indian Council for Cultural Relations has the collection of entire ICCR publications. The ICCR has published books on a wide range of subjects, ranging from the arts to philosophy, diplomacy, language and literature.
Works of eminent Indian men of letters, statesmen and philosophers like Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Azad, Nehru and Tagore, among others, hold pride of place in ICCR's Publication Programme. The publication programme is focused particularly on books relating to Indian Culture, Philosophy and Mythology, Music, Dance, Theatre and includes translations of Sanskrit classics in a number of languages including French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Urdu and English, he pointed out.

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