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'Indo-Georgian cultural fest' amazes with shared common cultures

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 09, Feb 2020, 12:07 pm IST | UPDATED: 09, Feb 2020, 12:07 pm IST

New Delhi: Society for All Round Development and Georgia based NGO, Cultural Diversity for Peaceful future, organized an`Indo-Georgian cultural fest’ in Delhi. The festival was first of its kind as youth and school students from India and Georgia gave mesmerizing performances. Gyanesh Bharti, Commissioner SDMC, inaugurated the event.

Organised in collaboration with South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Marelli India, the festival was aimed at bringing together youth and children of the two countries through their shared cultural and musical heritage. The cultural event included Kathak, Bharatnatyam and folk dances from Rajasthan, Haryana and Assam. Two dance groups from Georgia-Lasha-Giorgi and Lakshmi performed various folk forms of Gandagana, Parikaoba, Kazbeguri, Mtiuluri and Achrauli while Group Lakshmi showcased Indian classical dance-Kathak. The two groups, performed Georgian Indian fusion dance.  It was a combination of Georgian folk Acharuli and Kathak.

Students from Gairatpur Bass Panchayat School, Gurugram, Haryana presented a folk dance from Haryana and Punjab. Lado Sarai based SDMC Girls school performed Rajasthani folk dance Ghoomar while SARD members presented Assamese dance.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Centre Institute of Education in Technology (CIET), National Council for Education, Research and Training and SCERT- Haryana, provided support to SARD in the planning and preparation of these performances.

Commissioner SDMC Gyanesh Bharti appreciated the efforts of SARD and stated that such initiatives can help the two nations work together on mutual development.

Other dignitaries who attended this event included Dr. Saubhaghya Vardhan, Director- Northern region, Ministry of Culture, Mr. Rahul Garg Addl. Comissioner, SDMC, Saju Mookken, Managing Director, Marelli India, Dr. Darpan (Georgia), Nikoloz Tsulukidze, TV Personality and Choreographer, Georgia, Dr. Ravinder Aggarwal, Addl. DGHS, Delhi Govt  and Dr. Kiran Mayee Director- SCERT Haryana.