Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) is the apex body of Indian expatriate community functioning under the aegis of Embassy of India, Qatar for the purpose of advancement of the sports, social, and cultural interests of the Indian community in Qatar. ICC is also the platform to serve the interest of almost 600,000 Indians residing in Qatar. This Cultural body is also committed to promote the rich Indian culture among Qatari nationals and expatriate communities of all other nationalities living in Qatar. It also functions as a body of Indian Embassy to strengthen the deep-rooted Indo-Qatar friendship and cultural relationship.
More than 90 socio-cultural organizations of Indian community have been affiliated to ICC thereby ICC acts an umbrella origination for these outfits. The Ambassador of India is the Patron of ICC and one officer of the Embassy is nominated by the Ambassador as the Chief Coordinator of the ICC. Any Indian Organization (with no political and religious agenda) and recognized by Embassy of India shall be eligible for affiliation with the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC). A non-refundable amount of QRs.3,000/- (Qatari Riyals. Three Thousand only) shall be paid as affiliation fee.
Period of affiliation shall be on yearly basis (1st January to 31st December) and renewable. Thereafter an amount of Qr.3,000/- shall be paid as annual renewal fee. If affiliation is not renewed within a period of 60 days from the date of expiry, then the affiliation will be automatically treated as cancelled and facilities enjoyed by the organization shall be withdrawn.
ICC will assist the Associated Organizations in obtaining permission from Local Authorities for cultural programs by way of issuing letters etc. Any fee payable to the government body shall be payable by the Associated body. It is mandatory to the Associated Organizations to provide details of their programs. All Associated Organizations to ensure that they do not create any liabilities while arranging such programs. All Associated Organizations not to solicit any funds by way of sponsorships on account of the Indian Republic and Independence Day. This is the prerogative of the ICC. They can join in the joint celebrations organized by ICC to commemorate these national days.