Bringing People Together through India Cultural Exchange in Vietnam's Provinces
Two India Cultural Exchange Nights were held in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang and the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on April 14 night, as part of the ongoing Namaste Vietnam Festival held by the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Namaste Vietnam Festival 2023 takes place from August 12 – 20 in HCM City and some cities of Vietnam with many special cultural exchange activities.
The program under the theme 'People's Solidarity and Warm Friendship' aims to enhance cultural understanding and enhance friendship between the people of India and the people of Vietnam in order to promote the relationship between the people of India and Vietnam and between the people and governments of the two countries.
|Artist Shadab Hussain, along with 5 artists of the QAWWALI Orchestra performed at Soc Trang. Source: NDO|
Soc Trang and Dak Nong are two of three provinces in the southern region of Vietnam chosen to host this India Cultural Exchange Night.
Participants had a Rro Bamchance to enjoy Qawwali, a genre of music that is unique and popular in India. Besides, “Don ca tai tu,” an intangible cultural heritage of humans recognized by UNESCO, and Rro Bam dance – a national intangible cultural heritage - performances were also staged at night. The performances were performed very successfully, attracting, attracting, and enthusiastically cheering the audience.
|Artists and delegates dance Rro Bam dance together at Soc Trang. Source: NDO|
Vice Chairwoman of Soc Trang People's Committee Huynh Thi Diem Ngoc said that over the past time, Soc Trang province and India have had a cooperative relationship in many fields, especially cultural exchange. Annual events such as International Yoga Day, and Indian Film Week contribute to improving the spirit of health training and promoting Indian culture to the people of Soc Trang.
Meanwhile, this is the first time Dak Nong province has received a delegation of leaders of the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and a group of artists Kuchipuchi to visit and exchange culture and art, said Vice Chairwoman of the People's Committee of Dak Nong Province Ton Thi Ngoc Hanh.
This art exchange performance is an opportunity for cadres, civil servants, public officials, and people living, studying, and working in Dak Nong to access and enjoy the culture of a country with a rich background. ancient civilizations of Asia and the world. It is an opportunity for Indian friends to understand more about the culture of Dak Nong in particular and Vietnam in general, contributing to consolidating and developing a good traditional friendship between the two countries in the new period.
|A performance in brocade costumes of the indigenous people of Dak Nong at the India-Dak Nong cultural exchange night. Source: NDO|
In the coming time, Dak Nong province hopes that the Indian Consulate General and its associates will continue to pay attention to and further strengthen cultural exchange activities, people-to-people relations, and connections. the business community, promoting cooperation in all aspects between Dak Nong and Indian partners and contributing to promoting the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and India to a new height.
On behalf of the Indian delegation, Indian Consul General Mahesh Chandra Giri emphasized India and Vietnam have a tradition of friendly, warm relations and many similarities in culture.
The cultural and artistic exchange program between Dak Nong province and India is an opportunity for the parties to learn the unique cultural features of each country, thereby enhancing exchanges, connections, and development cooperation in the near future.
The cultural and artistic exchange program between Dak Nong province and India includes 11 performances by two troupes. The performances clearly showed their own culture, characteristics, and meanings of the typical art forms of each country and ethnic group.
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