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1. Talks on Indian values and spirituality
The culture of India refers to the way of life of the people of India. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. The Indian culture, often labelled as an amalgamation of several cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is 5000 tears old.
Many elements of India's diverse cultures, such as Indian religions, Classical Music And Arts, yoga, and Indian Cuisine, have had a profound impact across the world.

2. Indian heritage talks
India is a land of diverse cultures.
The variations in physical, climatic conditions and the extent of exposure to other cultures have greatly influenced the traditions and culture of the different regions.
The greatness of India has been in accepting the best from all the invaders and intermingling the new customs and styles with the existing - this is visible in all aspects - music, dance, painting, sculptures, architecture.

3.Indian vedic chanting sessions

The oral tradition of Vedic chanting is one of India's greatest cultural legacies. Although Vedic chanting was originally the purview of teachers who were responsible for its preservation and transmission, with the gradual shift away from traditional systems of work and lifestyle, it became apparent that unless stringent measures were taken to preserve the art of Vedic chanting, the valuable teachings of the Veda-s would be lost.
Across India, there are several traditions of Vedic chanting and hence, corresponding pedagogical variations, depending on the particular branch of the Veda-s followed by teachers of different lineages.

4. Vedic mathematics
Welcome to the wonderful world of "Vedic" mathematics.
Vedic Mathematics is the name given to a supposedly ancient system of calculation which was "rediscovered" from the Vedas.
Difficult arithmetic problems and huge sums can often be solved immediately by power of Vedic Mathematics.

5. Spirituality In India
Indian spirituality is all about showing respect to all living beings-animals trees, rocks and even water and lead a positive and healthy life. It is believed that the supreme Creator has put each one of us in this world for a purpose and that purpose is to be compassionate, caring and loving to one-another. As mentioned earlier, the great Indian spiritual personalities and gurus have played an important role in spreading the message of love, care and the need for positive living all over the world.
As the global community becomes increasingly capitalistic, the quest for spirituality grows in urgency. India, its people, its infrastructure, and indeed its very soil, encourage and breed Spiritualism, allowing religions to thrive, flourish and prosper. India boasts the presence of every major religion in the world, as well many of their off-shoots and facets, all being supported, nourished, and living in comparative harmony. Many of these religions were conceived in India, and others have come to India seeking a safe haven from persecution after being created in their own lands. The age-old environment has always supported such freedom of belief. We will thus find Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism amoungst the major religions being practiced in India.

6. Introduction to Indian Culture & Religions
India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. Religion still plays a central and definitive role in the life of many of its people.
According to a 2001 census of India, the religion of 80% of the people is Hinduism. Islam is practised by around 13% of all Indians.The country had over 23 million Christians, over 19 million Sikhs, about 8 million Buddhists and about 4 million Jains.
India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Sikhism, Jainism and especially Buddhism are influential not only in India but across the world.

7. Bhagwad Gita Talks
Bhagavad- Gita, it is the divine discourse spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself and is the most popular and well known of all the sacred scriptures from ancient India.
Always being revered as a true source of spiritual knowledge it reveals the purpose and goal of human existence.


8. Cultural information session
India's diversity has inspired many writers to pen their perceptions of the country's culture.
For generations, India has had a prevailing tradition of the joint family system. It is a system under which extended members of a family – parents, children, the childrens spouses and their offspring etc. live together. Usually, the oldest male member is the head in the joint Indian family system. He makes all important decisions and rules, and other family members abide by them
Weddings are festive occasions in India with extensive decorations, colors, music, dance, costumes and rituals that depend on the religion of the bride and the groom, as well as their preferences.
India, being a multi-cultural and multi-religious society, celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. The three national holidays in India, the Independence Day, the Republic Day and the Gandhi Jayanti, are celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm across India. In addition, many Indian states and regions have local festivals depending on prevalent religious and linguistic demographics. Popular religious festivals include the Hindu festivals of Navratri, Diwali, Maha Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga puja, Holi, Ugadi, Rakshabandhan, and Dussehra. Several harvest festivals such as Sankranthi, Pongal, Raja sankaranti swinging festival, and Onam, "Nuakhai" are also fairly popular.

9. Indian Dances & Performances
India has had a long romance with the art of dance.
Indian dance includes eight classical dance forms, many in narrative forms with mythological elements. The eight classical forms accorded classical dance status by India's National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama are: bharatanatyam of the state of Tamil Nadu, kathak of Uttar Pradesh, kathakali and mohiniattam of Kerala, kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh, yakshagana of Karnataka, manipuri of Manipur, odissi (orissi) of the state of Odisha and the sattriya of Assam.

10. Indian Music & Performances.
Music is an integral part of India's culture.
The current music of India includes multiple varieties of religious, classical, folk, popular and pop music.



11. Henna Application / Demonstration
Henna is basically a dye that gives a cooling effect when applied on the skin and gives red color to it. It is mostly used on hair as a natural dye but is commonly used to decorate hands.When it dries completely, the skin or hair is washed with water to reveal the dyed color.

Asian brides are not complete until they have applied Henna on their hands and feet.


Conference hall & hire

Why not hold your organization meeting or conference in an alternative setting in the heart of Belfast?
Our centre is based in a beautiful listed building which was converted into the communit center featuring a hindu temple. It is the ideal place to meet whilst experiencing a diffrent culture.




Facilities available in hall are :

  • Lower hall has a capacity of approximately 100 people.
  • Upper hall with a fully functional stage has a capacity of approximately 350 people.
  • Small boardroom can seat up to 11 people.
  • Catering acidities are available on request.
  • Plenty of free parking space is available.
  • TV/ Video / Microphone/Projector Screen/ Flip Charts etc. are available on request.
  • Convenient location ,close to city center.
  • The halls can be customized to suit your needs. e.g. in Theatre Style. U Shaped.board room. or group workshops.
  • Tea ,Coffee,cold drinks,biscuits,scones.cooked Indian lunches, Indian snacks.indian dessert.

New Membership Charges for 2014-2015

Full membership will include 3 categories:
  • Student/ Youth (Age 18-23 years) :                   £15.00
  • Senior citizens (Age 65 or over) widows :         £20.0
  • Adult (Age 24-64):                                               £25.0
  • Associate members:                                            £15.0
    • Membership becomes payble on 1st April of every year.
    • Membership cards will be issued to members.
    • Each paid up full member is eligible for a vote in the election.
    • Members are entitled to reduced rates on users charges as published from time to time.
    • The charges should to be paid to the treasurer i.e.to r. Satyavir Singhal.

We also conduct other activity

Diwali Festival of India Celebrated at the ICC.

The Indian Community celebrated Festival of India in Style in association with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Punjabi No.1 the popular cultural group from Glasgow, Kerala Beats and many other local artless representing diverse Indian cultural group entertained the guest , The entry was free and a taste the authentin Indian cuisine was enjoyed by everyone.

Face painting. Henna. Origami for kids. Balloons. Arts & Crafts. PSNI information stall kept the guest of all ages bugy and enjoy the fun filled family day. Please visit the ICC face book page to see more pictures from the Festival of India.

Face painting. Henna. Origami for kids. Balloons. Arts & Crafts. PSNI information stall kept the guest of all ages bugy and enjoy the fun filled family day. Please visit the ICC face book page to see more pictures from the Festival of India.




Address
ICC community Center
86 clifon street, Belfast BT 13 1AB
Tel no : +(44) 028 9024 9746
Email Us
iccnibelfast@gmail.com

Contact Us
Dr. Satyavir Singhal : 078 2896 9417
Bharat Sharma : 078 8621 9383
Visitors Information
Mandir timings
Opening hours : 8.00 AM to 1.00 PM
5.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Getting Here
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The Indian community center

is a voluntary organisation which encourages people to learn aboute all aspects of Indian culture . Set up in 1981 and located on the Clifton Street. its community development and outreach proframmes promote integration between the Indian the wider community.

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Mission

Our mission is to provide support to the Indian community and devlope good with the wider community.

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Vision

we strive for a totally inclusive socity in northern Ireland in which the Indian community plays its part as a positive, constructive.vibrant and confident constituent.

The current management committee and office bearers are as below:
Chairman Mr Bharat Sharma
Vice Chairman Mr Ashok Harish
Secretary Dr. Satyam Singhai
Treasurer Mr. Ash Khosia
Committee Member & Youth Coordinator Mr Abhey Gupta
Committee Member Dr. Anil Kashyap
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