India to host National Delphic Games for Arts & Cultures in 2023

National Delphic games

New Delhi, April 15, 2022: The International Delphic Council, based in Berlin, Germany ( today announced the National Delphic Games in India to be hosted in 2023; encompassing arts and cultures form 36 States and Union Territories to celebrate the vast diversity of India’s cultures and their artistic expressions. Slated to be the largest such platform in India, this promises to be a powerful medium for artists and craftspeople to showcase their talents and get honour while being a feast for art lovers.

25 Indian States have already come together with State Delphic Councils to represent their unique cultures and arts and eminent personalities including Classical Dancer, Film actor and Parliamentarian Smt. Hema Malini, Actor and parliamentarian Shri Paresh Rawal, Film Actor Bhagyashree Padma Shri Mukund Nayak and Padmashri Shri Bullu Imam (Jharkhand), Nari Shakti Award Winner Smt. Ruma Devi (Rajasthan), Prof. Dr. Laltluangliana Khiangte (Mizoram), Shri Sanjoy Roy of Jaipur Lit Festival, Padmashri Patricia Mukhim (Meghalaya) have come on board as Delphic Ambassadors and members. The Indian movement has Artists, serving and former bureaucrats, arts administrators, business leaders, professionals from the creative and cultural industries sector as members.

The National Delphic Games in India will showcase competitions, presentations and exhibitions in 6 categories of the arts namely; Musical Arts and Sounds (vocal, instrumental, electronic), Performing Arts and acrobatics (dance, theatre, circus, puppetry), Language Arts and Rhetoric (prose, poetry, moderation), Visual Arts and Crafts (painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, fashion, photography, Crafts), Social Arts and communications (communications, internet, media, pedagogy, didactics), Ecological Arts & Architecture (urban planning, landscaping, preservation and conservation of Nature, preservation of monuments).

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The Delphic Games in India will call for entries in the above-mentioned categories shortly from various States. The winners will represent India at the International Delphic Games which will be hosted in an International Destination 2026. Along with the National Delphic games planned in 2023, all the states in India covering Kashmir to Kanyakumari will host regular engagements across the six categories at the state and National level to continue the essence of Delphic Games throughout the year

Since revival in the modern era 27 years ago, 7 International Delphic Games have been held across Russia, Georgia, Germany, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa and artists from over 65 countries have participated in the Games. The International movement has been present in India since 2002 and has worked in close collaboration with the Government of India, Ministry of Culture. Indian artists from across the Country have participated in 3 international Delphic Games in Philippines, Malaysia and South Korea and have won laurels.

Elaborating the spirt of the Games, Mr. Christian Kirsch, Initiator & Founder of the International Delphic Council said: “The Delphic Games carry forward humanity’s enduring and universal desire for peace, understanding and collaboration. Perhaps at no other time in recent history have the Games been more relevant, more topical or had greater immediacy than the present time. Our world is beset with existential threats, unless we come together to co-opt each other and co-create our future, we will not know peace. India is Cultural powerhouse and is well positioned to do wonders for the world!

Mr. N.N. Pandey, Interim Chairperson, India said “We are very enthused with the our International Parent entrusting us with the National Delphic Games in India in 2023. The Delphic Games are a unique phenomenon as they are the only such platform to scale globally. The salience of these Games lies in fostering and promoting the oneness of humanity through experience, understanding, appreciation and collaboration. India is a Country which believes in Vasudeva Kutumbukam (the world is one family) – a credo which lies at the core of what Delphic Games are and must be the mantra of our age.”