Budapest, June 17: “Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of India” in Hungary will be inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation on 17 June 2016 at Vigado Theatre in Budapest, Hungary. Dr Sharma will also inaugurate International day of Yoga followed by Yoga workshop on 18th June.
The Festival will showcase Indian culture, i.e. dance, music, yoga, film and exhibitions. Indian martial art experts and puppet artists are also performing. Hungarian artists, proficient in Indian art forms will also participate in the programme.
During the period of the festival (17-19 June 2016), the following events of the Festival will be staged in different cities of Hungary, namely, Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Eger, Nagykanizsa, Esztergom, Szentendre and Balatonfured. There are series of performances included in this festival. They include “Shri Patel Ras Mandal” Folk Dance Group of Latipur, Kalaripayattu Dance Group from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts from Bangalore, ‘The Mystical Forest Dance’ performance by Sadhya from New Delhi. Other events like Mehendi Demonstration, Lac Bangle Demonstration and Kathputli Show are also included in the fest.