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A cultural evening to celebrate India@75


Consulate General of India


Press Release

A Cultural evening to celebrate India@75

(06 August, 2022)

          In a series of events celebrating 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav -India@75', the Consulate General of India, Shanghai organised a cultural evening on 6th August, 2022.  H.E. Shri Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Ambassador of India in China and Mrs. Shruti Rawat inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonious lamp.  On the sidelines of the event, the Ambassador also inaugurated an 'Indian Corner' showcasing India's products and handicrafts from various parts of India at the Consular Hall of the Chancery, and launched 'India Bulletin' an electronic newsletter of the Consulate General of India in Shanghai.

          Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador lauded the Indian community for keeping the Indian flag high in a foreign land even during COVID-19 Pandemic.  He also urged them to make a mark  and increase footprints of India in various sectors including trade, economy and culture in China.  In his speech, Ambassador highlighted various initiatives taken by EOI Beijing and the Consulate to promote easier access to the consular services like online appointment booking system, Passport application through Post etc.

          The evening witnessed diverse cultural performances from members of Indian community and friends of India in China, and a short video on Swami Vivekananda's visit to China.  The cultural performances started with Kuchipudi dance performance by Indian and Chinese students.  It was followed by a skit 'Young Revolutionaries of Bengal' on  Indian freedom fighters - Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki, by  Indian students.  The other cultural performances  included a contemporary song 'Ghar More Pardesiya' by a Chinese student -Shutong Zhang,  a Rajasthani folk dance 'Ghumar',  Kathak dance and medley of patriotic songs by members of Indian community. The cultural programme ended with rendition of a Telugu Song 'Raravenu Gopabala' on Mysore Saraswati Veena.

          The event witnessed an overwhelming participation from  members of Indian community and friends of India in China.