Indian Delphic Council Announces a National Coordination Committee to oversee global Delphic Movement in India
bijender goel

President, Indian Delphic Council

The members comprise of arts & culture practitioners, lawmakers and bureaucrats!

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, August 10, 2021 / — With the growing support towards the Delphic Movement in India, Indian Delphic Council (INDC), headed by Mr. Bijender Goel as the Founding President and Advisor of the South Asian Affairs to the International Delphic Council (IDC), has formed a dynamic National Coordination Committee (NCC) to oversee the expansion of the global Delphic Movement and promote Delphic Games in India. The Committee consists of notable personalities from all walks of life, extending from politics & bureaucracy to artists & professionals of their respective fields.Despite to Mr. Bijender Goel who heads INDC as Founding President ; Dr. Shantanu Agrahari, an enthusiastic IAS officer from Jharkhand has been inducted as the Founding Secretray General; Mr. A.L. Hek, Advisor to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Meghalaya a former Cabinet Minister; Mr. B. H Anil Kumar IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Karnataka; Mr. Onkar Chand Sharma, Principal Secretary, Himachal Pradesh, Ms. Sreya Guha IAS, Principal Secretary, Rajasthan, Mr. Mukesh Meshram IAS, Principal Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Sameep Shastri, Grandson of Former Prime Minister late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri; Mr. Manmohan Shetty, a renowned film producer from Mumbai; Mr. Ramesh Prasanna, a trustee of Delphic Indi aTrust and a cultural enterprenur from Hyderabad, and Mrs Ishrat Akter, a film producer from chennai have been inducted in the NCC. Mr. Suresh Thomas, Cressendo Music, Mumbai and Mr Sumit Gautam, a Delhi-based professional, are Special Invitees and Permanent Invitees, respectively.

The Indian Delphic Council is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious, non-sectarian organization under the aegis of the International Delphic Council – a global movement for arts & cultures working to foster harmony amongst people of different races and cultures through engagements in the various arts forms through the world’s only common floor for the arts called the Delphic Games.

The Delphic Games were born in ancient Greece 2,500 years ago as the twin-sister of the Olympic Games. They are to Arts & Cultures what Olympic Games are to physical sports. The Delphic Games of the Modern Era were revived in 1994, while the Olympic Games were revived in 1894.

Since revival, the Delphic Games have been hosted by countries like Georgia, Russia, Malaysia, South Korea, Philippines, Germany and South Africa, while the other festivals of cultural significance have been organised in various cities around the world. International Institutions like UNESCO, Council of Europe, ASEAN, and such, have endorsed the various editions of the Delphic Games at various times.

The world leaders including their Excellencies Nelson Mandela (South Africa), Mikhail Gorbachev (erstwhile Soviet Union), Helmut Schmidt (East Germany), Eduard Shevardnadze (Georgia) as well as Celebrated Musicians, Painters, Academicians, Pedagogues, Historians, Arts & Culture revivalists, and the like, have supported the Delphic Games and what they stand for.

India has participated in 3 editions of the Delphic Games in various Countries and was succefully able to bag Gold and Silver medals in South Korea and Malaysia, respectively. Even the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has contributed in the past by sponsoring the artists who represented the country through the Zonal Cultural Centres.

Mr. Goel said that the Movement has spread across 22 Indian States till date with Rajasthan & Maharashtra to be the first ones to have registered State Councils, meanwhile, registration for other State Councils is already under process. The combined effort of the INDC is to reach the remaining States at the earliest. “Our National Core Committee is all set to assume its role and responsibilities and will also annouce the event calender of Delphic Games very soon. Although, we are unable to conduct physical Delphic events at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Rajasthan Council has started the ‘Delpic Dialoge‘ initiative, a weekly webinar series to create awareness on plethora of subjects related to our Cultural Heritage and Maharashtra Council is also bringing a virtual program under the performing arts category very soon. Not just that, the national body is also planning to conduct Delphic Theatre Festivals in different cities to bring together all the theatre artists and theatre enthusiasts to a common platform, if circumstances so permit“, he added.

Delphic Movement has received an exceptionally overwheleming support, including from renowned artists among the fraternity of Musicians, Painters, Sculpters, Craftspersons, Fashion Designers, Academicians, Dancers, Administrators and many alike. Some of the prominent personalities to have come out in its support are Hema Malini, Talat Aziz, Shreyas Talpade, Sulaiman Merchant, Anoop Jalota, Shankar Sawhney, Shibani Kashyap, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy and others.

The National Coordination Committee comprises of:

  1. Shri Bijender Goel – President
    2. Shri Shantanu Agrahari, IAS – Secretary General
    3. Shri A.L Hek – Member
    4. Shri B H Anil Kumar, IAS – Member
    5. Shri Manmohan Shetty – Member
    6. Shri Mukesh Meshram, IAS – Member
    7. Shri Onkar Chand Sharma, IAS -Member
    8. Smt. Sreya Guha, IAS – Member
    9. Shri Ramesh Prasanna – Member
    10. Shri Sameep Shastri – Member
    11. Smt. Ishrat Akhtar – Member
    12. Shri Suresh Thomas – Special Invitee
    13. Shri Sumit Gautam – Permanent Invitee

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Indian Delphic Council


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