Stage set for India-Bahrain Golden Jubilee celebrations
TDT | Manama
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The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of India and the Indian community, is organising week-long celebrations from tomorrow to October 19 at the ‘Little India in Bahrain’ near Bab al Bahrain.
They are part of year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations on the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The diplomatic relations were established on 12 October 1971. The activities include cultural events by Indian and Bahraini artists, handicraft, cuisine and seminars/webinars.
The introduction of the programme was made at a press conference held yesterday at the National Museum. The following are among the programme’s detailed itinerary:
Tomorrow (from 5.45pm to 9pm/Bab Al Bahrain): Illumination of Bab Al Bahrain with Indian national colours; March from Bab Al Bahrain to Heritage Shop led by Ministry of Interior Band; Teaser performance of the Indian Music Troupe in front of the Heritage Shop; Performance by Mohammed bin Faris Band; Visit the Little India Market (Stalls); Shreenathji temple visit; (8pm) International Music Festival Performance by Shri Jaywant Naidu Classical and Folk Music Troupe from India.
Wednesday, October 12: Seminar, Bob Thaker, President, THMC (7pm, Auditorium, National Museum); International Music Festival Performance by Shri Jaywant Naidu Classical and Folk Music Troupe from India (8pm, Cultural Hall) Saturday, October 16:
Hand Block Printing Workshop (10am, Art Centre, near National Museum); (4pm, Art Centre, near National Museum) Kala Design – Traditional Indian Craft Sunday, October 17: Seminar, Yousuf Salahuddin (7pm, Auditorium, National Museum)
Other programme details:
12 October (7pm–9pm): Mohamed bin Faris Band; 13 October (6pm-9pm) Beatz of Bahrain (Drums); Community Folk Dance 14 October (6pm-9pm): Maharashtrian Traditional performances; Traditional Marathi Lavani Dance (5 ladies participating) - 7min.; Traditional Lezim Dance with Traditional Dress - (ladies 10 participants) - 20-30 min.; Traditional Lezim Dance with Traditional dress (10 participants only male) with Live Dhol [Drums] - 30 -40 min.
15 October (6pm- 7pm): Kannada Sangha Bahrain Indian Traditional Dance; (7:30pm–9pm) Shabab Alriffa Band 16 October (6pm–7.30pm) Telugu Kala Samithi Traditional Indian Dance; (7:30pm– 9pm) Dar Alriffa Al Oda 17 October (6pm–7pm) Bahrain Odia Samaja Traditional Indian Dance; (7pm– 9pm) Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam Classical Indian Music Concert and Dances 18 October (6pm–9pm) Ismail Dawwas Band 19 October (6pm–9pm) Shabab Al Hidd Band