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Month long Festival of India begins in Nepal

Published on February 23, 2019
A month-long Festival of India has begun in Nepal. Nepal's Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari was the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony.

Month long Festival of India begins in Nepal

About the Festival of India in Nepal:

  • The Festival of India in Nepal is organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu with support from India's Ministry of Culture.
  • The Festival of India in Nepal is aimed at consolidating and strengthening the existing age-old relations, reinforcing sensibilities, affinities and shared cultural bonds between the people of the two countries.
  • The Festival aims to contribute towards sustaining and enhancing mutual understanding between India and Nepal.
  • On the opening day, the Sumit Roy Group depicted the life-span of the Buddha through melody and drama.
  • The month-long festival will host cultural performances which include Mridangam instrumental performance by Pandit Yella Venkateshwara, Punjabi folk dance by Harinder Pal and group; Theatre art by Su-Samannaya group; Kathakali dance by Haripriya and group and Maithali Sons and Dances by Prangan Group.
  • Together with cultural events the Festival also hosts an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi together with a speech competition on the Mahatma Gandhi besides a seminar on Sanskrit.

About Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center:

  • Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) aims to promote awareness of India's composite cultural heritage and to strengthen the existing cultural ties across the world.
  • The centres are run by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Question:

Q. A month-long Festival of India has begun in which country?
a. Bhutan
b. Nepal
c. Sri Lanka
d. Indonesia

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