President Speaks

India Islamic Cultural Centre is the outcome of thinking and planning Of renowned personalities of the Community & noble hearted Scholars Of National Repute. During the Celebration of Completion of 1400th Century of Hijarat 0f PROPHET MOHAMMED “PBUH” the whole World was celebrating this gracious event. Justice Mohd. Hidayatulla Former Vice President of India Janab Hakim Abdul Hamid sb.,late Chaudhary Mohd. Arif Sb., Mufti Atiq-ur-Rahman Sb. along with many Others approached the then prime Minister of India Smt.Indira Gandhi for the celebration. She very warmly contributed handsome amount for the celebration Of the completion of 1400th of Hijrah.

Smt. Indra Gandhi was a source of inspiration of the Members of India Islamic Culture Centre who allotted two bungalows at No.87 & 88 lodhi Road and also gladly laid the foundation stone of IICC on 24th August 1984. She was in fact impressed by the idea to buildup such an institution which could promote understanding among the people of different religion and help the promotion of the cause of national integration.

Following the spirit of Smt. Indra Gandhi Smt. Sonia Gandhi, president, Indian National Congress & Chairperson UPA was pleased to inaugurate the IICC on Monday, June 12th 2006. She in her speech inter-alia said “I am happy to be here today happy to see what was initiated twenty two years back at the time of Smt. Indra Gandhi, finally takes shape. The architecture of the Centre, and the exquisite tile work on the dome are a welcome addition to the diversity of styles that is characteristic of the Lodhi Road Institutional Area.
Institutions are more than brick and mortar . They are the embodiment of ideas and sentiments,of hopes and aspirations. Establishing them is hard work and Iam aware of of the commitment and endeavour that has gone into building the India Islamic Cultural Centre.”

it is interesting to note that India Islamic Cultural Centre has become a Hub of Social, Cultural & Educational activities . Seminars, Symposiums, Debates, Discussion and National festivals and functions are frequently organized in the premises of IICC. To address these auspicious events, the eminent personalities of the country pay visit to the Centre.

This Centre is an embodiment of India’s mixed culture. It has become an important entity in the Capital city and its marvelous structure is being admired by all those who have seen it. It’s a synthesis of Indian & Islamic Culture.

India Islamic Culture & ethos to the people of India and the world. It’s gradually acquiring an international status as scholars and many great personalities not only from many Islamic countries but several other countries have highly appreciated the functioning of India Islamic Cultural Centre.

IICC is paying special attention for the empowerment of youth, particularly those belonging to minority community & economically weaker sections of society.

The Centre has started a ‘Civil Services Coaching Programme which will be imparting coaching for IAS, and other examinations conducted by UPSC. It will be an important service to our young men who are aspiring to join Civil services . The Centre has a well equipped library too.

Smt. Indra Gandhi was impressed by the idea to create such an Institution which could promote understanding amongst people of different religions and help the cause of National Integration. She was pleased to lay the foundation stone of this noble Institution on 24th August 1984.

India Islamic Culture Centre stands to promote mutual understanding amongst the people of our country and depicts the true face of Islamic Culture which is most tolerant, liberal, progressive, rational and forward looking. It strengthens the cardinal principles of human values irrespective of faith, cast, creed and colour. It will provide to all a platform for national Integration.

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