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Mary Fikry Antoun Milad

06 Apr 2016 5:10 pm

India will organise the fourth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ in Egypt from 24 April until 7 May to showcase the diversity of Indian culture, arts, music, films and cuisine. The aim is to build an enduring partnership between the two ancient civilizations, Egypt and India.

“The tradition that began four years ago needs to be continued in this beautiful country of Egypt; India by the Nile 2016 will be bigger and wider than before,” India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said.

The festival will be held in several cities in Egypt like Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailiya, Port Saeed, Beni Sueif and Sharm al-Sheikh.

The 14-day festival will start from 23 April with the event “Women of Substance” during which a number of distinguished Egyptian women will be honoured.

“We wish to recognise and record an appreciation for the women of Egypt for the tremendous role they have played in taking this great country forward,” Bhattacharyya said.

The festival, which is organised by the Embassy of India in Egypt in collaboration with entertainment company Teamwork Arts, will brings food fiesta by Indian celebrity chef and entrepreneur Vikram S Udaygiri, a Bollywood workshop by trainer Gilles Ghuyen, and a performance entitled Love Story – Bollywood Musical.

Last year, the iconic Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan opened the festival at the foothill of the Giza pyramids.

                                                 

Watani International

6 April 2016

 


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