Indian dance festival organized

Art & Culture
2019-03-19 13:27:30

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On March 14, 22nd annual Festival of Indian dance- ‘Melody of Ganga river was co-organized by the Indian cultural center in Mongolia and Children’s Palace. The event was supported by the Government of India through the Embassy of India to Mongolia.

The Indian Cultural Center has been operating since 1994 upon its establishment within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of the Republic of India with the purpose of promoting culture, civilization, and education in Mongolia.

The Indian Culture Center has been organizing the Festival of Indian dance – ‘Melody of Ganga river since 1996 among students of high schools in Mongolia, and every year it attracts nearly 200-300 at the age of 6-15 old who are passionate about and learning Indian dances. 

This year, there were 260 participants from 6 districts (Baganuur, Bayangol, Bayanzurh, Songinohairhan, Sukhbaatar, Khan-Uul) and 11 provinces (Arkhankhangai, Bulgan, Darkhan-Uul, Dornod, Dornogovi, Zavkhan, Uvurkhangai, Selenge, Khuvsgul, Orkhon, Tuv).

Seventeen teams (108 participants) were awarded in three categories: winner, runner-up, third place, fourth place. Moreover, 6 teachers out of 23 were awarded for their excellence. They were from Baganuur district, Arkhangai, Bulgan, Dornod, Khuvsgul, and Uvurkhangai provinces.

For this festival, Ms. Kouisiki Lalatika Patnaik, who is an Indian Odissi dancer and a television artist at the Doordarshan Kendra, Prasar Bharti, India’s Public Service Broadcaster, was invited to judge and perform at the gala show. Owing to the fact that her performance was outstanding, she is invited to perform on the stage of Government’s Palace of Mongolia during Value of family and parents’ responsibility conference under Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia auspices. 

                                                                                                                            source: Embassy of India