Home News Reports Ramayana Festival of ASEAN starts in Delhi

Ramayana Festival of ASEAN starts in Delhi

India is hosting the Ramayana Festival of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The five-day long festival is being organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in the Kamani auditorium from 20th to 24th January 2018.

ANI news has reported that the festival will feature top performing groups from all the 10 ASEAN nations: Singapore, Indonesia, Philipines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman of the ICCR has stated that the festival aims to bring together the ancient performing arts traditions of the ASEAN countries. ICCR hopes this festival will enrich the ancient civilisational ties the ASEAN countries share and will promote harmony.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Ramayana is widely popular in ASEAN countries and often performed as a traditional art form featuring music dance and several variations of the Epic. In Thailand, the reigning king is always named Rama.

Prime minister Narendra Modi will host the nation heads of all the 10 ASEAN nations in this year’s Republic day celebrations. While this will be a major event in the geopolitical climate of the Asia Pacific region, the Ramayana Festival is aimed to propagate deep-rooted cultural and traditional ties among the ASEAN nations and India. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to welcome the  Ramayana Festival.

 

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Big Story

Soon-to-be inaugurated statue of Swami Vivekananda vandalised in JNU, abusive slogans painted.

Don't miss these

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Latest articles

Connect with us

186,412FansLike
194,848FollowersFollow
119,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post