India Islamic Cultural Centre

Article author: FUNCI

Date of publication of the article: 20110624

Year of publication: 2011

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Sonia Gandhi inaugurates India Islamic Culture Centre

New Delhi, June 12

Congress party president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, inaugurated India International Islamic Culture Centre (IICC) the 12th of June.

Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit was also present on the occasion.

A first of its kind institution in the country, the centre is a non-political institution and has been established with an aim to remove misunderstanding about Islam and strengthen mutual understanding among the many caste, creed and religion in the country.

The foundation stone for the centre was laid by the late Prime Minister and Sonia’s grandmother, Indira Gandhi in 1984.

Land for the two-and-a-half acre IICC campus was sanctioned in 1981 at Lodhi Road.

The campus of IICC is comprised of a 450-seat auditorium, two conference rooms, 28 guest rooms, a cafeteria, a large library and front and side lawns for outdoor events.

The institution would be run by a trust headed by Sirajuddin Qureshi. IICC has a board of trustees, an executive committee and over 1,800 life members around the world. (ANI)

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