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Second India-Arab Cultural Festival in Algeria

Posted on : 19-11-2014 | Back | Print

The Second India-Arab Cultural Festival in Algeria was inaugurated by HE Mme. Nadia Labidi, Algerian Minister of Culture, along with Mr. Satish Mehta, DG ICCR, Deputy Secretary General of Arab League and Ambassador Bhardwaj, on Thursday 20th November, 2014 at Palace of Culture, Ministry of Culture, Algiers at 1900 hrs. India participated with two cultural groups namely Sadhya and Sufi kathak, a food festival, Indian calligraphy, Quran recital, film shows, artisanal display and an exhibition on Islamic heritage. This festival also included other venues in addition to Algiers, wilayas of Tlemcen, Annaba, Tipaza, Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Ain Defla and Medea. Other Arab countries including Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Oman and Iraq participated in addition to Algeria in the festival. The festival came to an end on 27 November with a glorious performance by the Algerian National Symphony Orchestra and the closing ceremony was presided over by HE Mme. Nadia Labidi, Minister of Culture, Government of Algeria.



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