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Azamgarh Festival 2017:

The forthcoming festivals dates, as indicated below, were noted by the Trustees:

For Phase-I (Date, time and Venue remain unchanged)
Potter Festival:
From 11 th Nov’17 to 15 th Nov’17 (5 days)
Venue: At Hall, SGF level, Alliance Francaise De Delhi.
Time: 11.00am to 8.00pm.
Classical Music:
From 11 th Nov’17 to 12 th Nov’17
Venue: At Auditorium Hall, Alliance Francaise De Delhi.
Time: 6.00am to 9.00pm.

For Phase-II (Date, time and Venue revised dates)
Weavers Exhibition:
From 13 th Dec’17 to 18 th Dec’17 (6 days)
Venue: At Hall, SGF level, Alliance Francaise De Delhi.
Time: 11.00am to 8.00pm.


The forthcoming festivals dates, as indicated below, were noted by the Trustees:

Azamgarh Festival

Azamgarh Festival 2016 to be held at Hotel Ashok between 14th to 20th, Oct. 2016

Launch of 5th issue of "Explore Rural India"

ITRHD proudly announces launch of the 5th issue of its semi-annual magazine on 6th February, 2015 at World Wildlife Fund, 172, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. Maharaja GajSinghji of Jodhpur has very kindly consented to do the honors. A soft copy of the magazine will be available on our website after the launch.

Exhibition cum Seminar: Indian Handlooms Search for a New Identity

ITRHD is holding an Exhibition cum Seminar at India International Centre Annexe from 12th to 14th March. Theme of the Seminar is "Indian Handlooms Search for a New Identity." The Seminar is on 12th and 13th March, The exhibition will be on display from 12th to 14th March, which will be of different weaving techniques from all over India.

Rural Heritage and Economic Development - Mr.S.K.Misra

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Global Heritage Fund (GHF) - Tour Report

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Seminar on Strategies for Rural Development and Heritage Conservation

The Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development held a Seminar on the theme of ‘Strategies for Rural Development and Heritage Conservation’ on the 3rd and 4th of March, 2012 at the India International Centre, New Delhi . The various topics which were covered in the Seminar are as under:

  • Rural Education and Health / Hygiene;
  • Civil Infrastructure: Water / Waste Management / Alternate Sources of Energy;
  • Agriculture and Climate Change;
  • Income Generation and Creative Cultural Industries;
  • Rural Heritage and Tourism;
  • Documentation (Tangible and Intangible);
  • Programmes ( special reference to North East);
  • Heritage Conservation.

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INTO Conference

Mr S K Misra, Chairman, ITRHD addressed the INTO Conference at its plenary session on 15th October 2011. The theme of INTO Conference, organized in partnership with The Land Conservancy of British Columbia and Heritage Canada Foundation, was "Connecting People, Places and Stories: New Strategies for Conservation in a Changing World." Read More...

The Victoria Declaration adopted at the INTO Conference in Canada for hosting. 
Chairman S.K. Misra meeting with Prince Charles in June 2011, at which time he advised him of the establishment of the ITRHD.

Words of encouragement from Mr Alkazi


Azamgarh Festival at Alliance Franise Nov. & Dec. 2017

This year, for the first time, the 3 elements of the festival viz. Music, Pottery, & Weavers were held on separate days but at the same venue i.e. Alliance Francise, New Delhi. This change helped to bring into sharp focus each individual event and the change of venue also brought in more visitors as it was centrally located. Also, for the first time we were able to arrange for publicity through two major newspapers viz. Hindustan Times and Times of India, which was a positive step and helped to boost the sales of the Potters and Weavers. As regards the music festival, the induction of Rajan & Sanjan Mishra on the opening day was a big attraction. The weavers had a field day as their sale (through credit cards) was over Rs.43 lacs as against Rs. 6-7 Lacs last year. The introduction of designers interacting with the weavers also produced good results. It was also clarified that the income from sales to the Potters & Weavers went exclusively to the crafts-persons and ITRHD did not get any part of it. The entire expenditure on all these events (which included transportation from Azamgarh, board and lodging, and publicity) was taken care of by ITRHD.