The National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) inaugurated Sunday the Indian Cultural Heritage exhibition, held, at Kuwait National Museum (KNM) on Arabian Gulf St., Kuwait City, in cooperation with the Indian Embassy, as part of the cultural summer festival.
By hosting such exhibitions, NCCAL seeks to boost cultural relations with other countries, Mohammad Al-Asousi, Acting General Secretary of NCCAL said in a press statement on the inauguration sidelines.
Al-Asousi affirmed the Council's keenness on bringing musical and artistic shows of these countries to enrich such a festivity, and give the audience an opportunity to see an aspect of the Kuwaiti-Indian cultural ties.
He also expressed pleasure of hosting the Indian exhibition which highlights Indian culture through photographs, handicrafts, and musical shows from different Indian regions, including the traditional Indian dance performances. Five Indian cinematic films will be shown during the festivity as well, Al-Asousi noted.
The 12-day event would help the audience be acquainted with the diversity of India's cultural heritage, said Al-Asousi.
For his part, Shri A K Srivastava, Second Secretary of Information, Press, and Culture at the Embassy of India, spoke about the depth of relations between Kuwaiti and Indian people, which dates back to centuries-long.
Hosting such an event is an embodiment to this solid and historic relation, he said.
The opening ceremony included performance of three Indian folklore dances. The performance carried out highly-skilled dancers who displayed harmony between their moves and the expressional music.
The ceremony also included various collections of famous Indian classic music, as well as various musical instruments played by distinctive players.