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October 23, 2023

Chandigarh University hosts an International Music & Dance Festival.

Extraordinary cultural extravaganza at Chandigarh University; cultural troupes of over 40 countries participate.

Chandigarh University cultural festival

Chandigarh University, cultural festival

Photo: Artists from 40 countries participated in the International Dance & Music Festival at the Chandigarh University Campus. Image provided by Chandigarh University.

Chandigarh, India, October 23, 2023 — Chandigarh University hosted an International Music & Dance Festival that featured cultural troupes from over 40 countries.

Chandigarh University organized the event in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The International Music & Dance Festival hosted by Chandigarh University was a cultural exchange event to promote international culture and celebrate diversity and inclusivity. The event’s main objective was to build a more compassionate and harmonious society by bringing people from different parts of the world together in celebration.

The cultural troupes from Malaysia, Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Romania, and Bangladesh dressed in colorful traditional attires showcased the beauty of their respective countries’ indigenous music and dance cultures. All the cultural troupes also participated in the CU campus procession - celebrating the diverse cultures and unity of diversity.

Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Culture, the chief guest on the occasion, said that Indian culture is the culture of science. Amit Sahai Mathur, program director of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), attended the event as the guest of honor.

The Chancellor of CU, Satnam Singh Sandhu, explained that the event’s purpose was to unite the world as one universal family. The grand occasion exhibited the diversity and unity of the world. He said it is crucial to promote the dignity of world culture and to involve our youth in this culture so that we can foster cultural ties and create a better world, adding that such events sow the seeds of peace and compassion among the youth.

The cultural troupe from Kazakhstan gave dance and music performances. Similarly, the visiting troupe from the Kyrgyz Republic, the ‘Ak-Niet’ dance ensemble, presented Kyrgyz folk dances. The cultural troupe from Bhutan performed the ‘Joenpa Legso.’ The team from Nepal performed the Dishka Dance and Jhijhiya Dance. The team from Lesotho performed the Mokhibo dance. The Sugam Karnatica group from Malaysia presented a traditional Malaysian music performance. ‘SUFLET - Soundscapes from the Carpathians and the Himalayas’ was the performance from Romania. A cultural troupe from Bangladesh presented their folk dances.

The event celebrated the friendship between countries and gave different countries a platform to come together and share their fascinating culture worldwide.

Source: Chandigarh University

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