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Cultural Programme organized by Government of Karnataka
14th Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
[7 January 2017: BIEC, Bengaluru]
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Government of Karnataka organized a Cultural Programme on 7 January 2017 at the 14th Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Convention from 1800 to 1845 hrs. in Level 2, Hall No. 3 at the BIEC, Bengaluru.
The Cultural Evening gave a glimpse of the rich and diverse tradition of varied art forms, music, and culture of Southern India. In addition to the Semi Classical dance performances; fusion music; and yoga art, the highlights of the event included art forms such as Yakshagaana, Kolata, Dollu Kunitha from Karnataka; Lavani from Karnataka and Maharashtra; and Kalaripayattu and Kathakali from Kerala. The performances included audio and visual treats and an eclectic mix of art forms: classical, semi classical and folk art. The skills of the artists exemplify several years of arduous training and rigour; and their dedication and passion to excel. The vibrancy and colour of the performances provided not only entertainment but also spiritual edification to the audience.
The Cultural evening was followed by Buffer Dinner hosted by Government of Karnataka at Banquet Hall, BIEC.
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Cultural Programme organized by Ministry of External Affairs
14th Pravasi Bharatiya Convention
[8 January 2017: BIEC, Bengaluru]
Ministry of External Affairs organized a Cultural evening on 8 January 2017 at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Convention from 1800 hrs to 1845 hrs at Level 2, Hall No. 3 at the BIEC, Bengaluru. The programme was presented by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) and choreographed & directed by Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan, the noted Bharatanatyam exponent and a Padma Bhushan awardee.
The cultural programme had a medley of the rich and diverse folk and classical dance and music forms covering length and breadth of India. The dance and music forms included Kashmiri (Kashmir), Bhangra (Punjab), Haryanvi (Haryana), Bhojpuri and Kathak (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) from the North; Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Karagam and Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kalaripayattu and Mohiniyattam (Kerala) from the South; Ghummar (Rajasthan), Garba (Gujarat), Lavani (Maharashtra) and Kharvi (Goa) from the West and Purliachau (Chhattisgarh/West Bengal), Odissi (Orissa), Manipuri and Dholcholam (Manipur) from the East. There was a rendition of Hindustani and Carnatic Music by vocalists accompanied by percussion and melody instruments to enthrall the audience.
The Cultural evening was followed by Buffer Dinner hosted by Ministry of External Affairs ar Banquet Hall, BIEC.
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