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India@70: Indian Cultural Night

The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou, in cooperation with the Lecong Indian Community and the Lecong Foreigners Centre, organized a special Indian Cultural night titled “India@70” on the evening of 15 August 2017 to celebrate 70 years of India’s independence. The function was organized at the magnificent Grand Ball Room of Sofitel Hotel Lecong Foshan city and was attended by 350 guests from all walks of life including prominent NRIs/PIOs, prominent Chinese businessmen, foreigners, members of consular corps including Consul General of Nepal from Guangzhou. More than half of the guests were local Chinese. 

The cultural programme included Indian classical dance, Bollywood dances and Rajasthani folk dance performed by the Indian and Chinese dancers (Local talents) as well as yoga demonstration by Indian Yoga Guru and his students. A traditional Chinese Music group presented a wonderful piece of instrumental music played on Guzhen ( Chinese string instrument). The Lecong Dance Ensemble rocked the stage and stole the show by presenting latino dances choreographed on Bollywood music and enthralled the audience. The Consulate also produced a short video ‘India@70’ which was screened at the beginning of the cultural night. The video covered various aspects of India’s history, culture and development achievements over the last 70 years.

 The Indian cultural night was a befitting start to the Consulate’s celebration of India@70 and was appreciated by one and all. This event was in addition to the traditional flag hoisting ceremony held at the India House in the morning which was attended by over 200 people.

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