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Manipuri Cultural Programme in four cities of Southern China, 22-28 January, 2016

  Press Release

 

            As part of the 67th Republic Day of India’s celebrations, the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou is organizing a series Manipuri cultural programme in Southern China from 22-28 January 2016.  A Manipuri Classical Dance troupe from M/S Nimita Devi Nritya Ashram, a dance institution-cum-performing centre in Imphal, Manipur would visit and present cultural programme in four cities of China.  Manipuri classical dance is one of the major Indian classical dance forms which is highly developed and considered as the most graceful dance form of India.  The visiting dance troupe will present the world famous Ras Lilas of Manipur (Maha Ras, Kunja Ras, Basanta Ras, Nitya Ras and Diva Ras) besides Maibi Jagoi, Lai haraoba, Dasa Avatar, Dhol-Cholom, Hari Nam Prachar, Pung-Cholom, Thang Leiteng haiba, Maglacharan and Stick dance to enthrall the audience.

            On 22nd January the troupe will represent India at the evening of Cultural Gala programme being organized by Yunnan provincial government in coordination with Consulates based in Kunming in partnership with Yunnan Television.  On 24th January, the troupe along with Chinese cultural troupe from Baoshan will present ‘India-China Cultural Night’ in Baoshan municipality town hall.  On 26th they will present a dance programme in the prestigious Xinghai Musical Hall in Guangzhou, where senior officials from Guangdong, Guangzhou and Consular Corps in Guangzhou, prominent Chinese, businessmen, local populace and Indian community would be invited to attend the programme.  The last performance will be held in Conference Hall of Normal College, Shenzhen University Auditorium on 27th January 2016.

             The organization of cultural programme in China is part of the Consulate’s continuous endeavour to enhance cultural exchange and thereby reinforce bilateral cultural ties between India and China, as well as to facilitate the internationalization of India’s vibrant cultural heritage particularly from North-Eastern states and raise awareness and interest about this facet of India.

  

Guangzhou

19.01.2016