With an aim to familiarise the new generation about the similarities between India and Nepal, a month-long ‘Festival of India’ started in Nepal, with the performance of ‘Journey of Gautam Buddha’.
The event organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Kathmandu is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The Festival of India in Nepal is aimed at consolidating and strengthening our existing age-old relations, reinforcing sensibilities and shared cultural bonds.
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 exhibitan exhibition on Mahatma Gandhiji together with a speech competition on the Mahatma Gandhiji besides a seminar on Sanskrit.