Extending its outreach with Roma Community, Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad (ARSP) has lately set up Centre for Roma Studies and Cultural Relations (CRSCR) with the support of ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with a view to conducting research studies on different aspects of Roma community, encouraging academic and scholarly exchange as well as raising awareness about Roma community among Indian population. Given the long history of cultural and civilizational relations of Roma with India, CRSCR makes every Endeavour to connect with and to expand engagement with Roma community.

CRSCR acts as an interface between Roma community and Government of India, enunciating Romani concerns and challenges with the ministries, departments and establishments concerned. CRSCR is a leading voice for Roma community in India and unwaveringly committed to developing long-term relationship and standing up for the causes of Roma community. Centre for Roma Studies and Cultural Relations (CRSCR), Non-Governmental, Non-Profitable and Non-Political organization, has been set up in the year 2018 with its headquarter at Pravasi Bhawan in New Delhi, India.

The cardinal objectives of the CRSCR are as follows:

CRSCR intends to undertake following activities:

  • To expand cultural, academic and socio-economic engagement among the Roma
  • To establish networking with national and international organizations, working on Roma issues and causes
  • To cooperate with and foster a closer networking between and among the Roma academicians, scholars, writers, authors, poets and artists
  • To lay intellectual foundation and develop scholarship in Romani study
  • To conduct comprehensive studies encompassing ethnology, history, migratory routes, social order and culture including language, folklore and traditions
  • To review the academic and scientific framework for discourse on the origin, identity, history, culture and migration of Roma from India
  • To initiate exchange of Romani scholars and researchers
  • To organize Conferences / Seminars and Cultural Events
  • To carry out publication of research papers and books
  • To explore ways and means to engage with the Roma youth and to understand their aspirations and potential
  • To set up of Library and Documentation Centre