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Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016

Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016

Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016 was inaugurated in Colombo on November 19, 2015. The inaugural event, a mosaic of Indian dance forms, “Nrityarupa”, was held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka.

Other prominent guests included Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, a large number of Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.

Other invitees included senior officials from Government Ministries, a cross section of businessmen, cultural and media personalities, members of diplomatic corps, members of the Indian community and students. Over 1000 guests enjoyed the scintillating performance followed by a reception.

Nrityarupa, a medley of classical dances from different regions of India, enthralled the audience as the dancers performed in complete harmony and yet showcasing the distinctive dance forms of different parts of the country. The music and the choreography added to the electric atmosphere.

Nrityarupa is also being held in Kandy on November 21, 2015 at the Hindu Cultural Hall, and in Galle on November 23, 2015 at Hall de Galle.

- Asian Tribune -

Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016
Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016
Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016
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