Baoquocte.vn. On the evening of December 12, in New Delhi, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Vietnam in India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations organized the Magical Night art program to celebrate Vietnam Days in India 2022, from December 12-14.
The art program was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong, Ambassador of Vietnam to India Nguyen Thanh Hai, Minister of State for External Affairs of India Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India Saurabh Kumar, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions, Indian friends, Vietnamese community in India.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong spoke at the program. (Photo: Van Chi)
Speaking at the program, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong affirmed that since the first decades of the twentieth century, Vietnam and India have been involved in the struggle for national liberation and independence.
President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the great leaders of the two sides have laid the foundation for the traditional friendship between Vietnam and India, which has been cultivated by generations of leaders and peoples of the two countries and the bilateral relationship is bearing fruit.
Vietnam and India have jointly strengthened cooperation, cultural exchanges, long and rich civilizations, towards many common values of patriotism, humanistic traditions, peace-loving, actively supporting each other in building and defending the country.
Over 50 years of developing diplomatic relations, Vietnam and India have become Comprehensive Strategic Partners. The cooperation in many fields between the two countries is developing in more depth, making important achievements in the fields of politics – economy – culture – education, and bringing practical benefits to their people.
Deputy Minister Hoang Dao Cuong emphasized: “Today’s event is an vivid evidence of cultural exchange between Vietnam and India. Through this program, Indian audiences have the opportunity to enjoy the unique ethnic art forms of Vietnam, including those that have been recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage. ￼
I am confident that this meaningful cultural event will contribute to strengthening and further promoting the friendly cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and India.”
Minister of State for External Affairs of India Vellamvelly Muraleedharan said Vietnam is an important pillar of India’s Act East policy and Indo-Pacific Vision. (Photo: Van Chi)
Representative of the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Vellamvelly Muraleedharan said that Vietnam is one of India’s closest and most reliable partners, as well as an important pillar of India’s Act East policy and Indo-Pacific Vision. The Vietnam-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has expanded the scope of bilateral cooperation in the fields of cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
“India and Vietnam share links of history and civilization, through common heritage of Buddhism and Champa culture. We look forward to working with Vietnam to further strengthen cultural cooperation between the two sides in accordance with the orientation of the Common Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People set out by the leaders of the two countries in December 2020,” said Vellamvelly Muraledharan.
|The performance of Then was given by Meritorious Artist Minh Hue. (Photo: Van Chi)
The program includes many impressive performances of Vietnamese folk art, showing the unique and long-standing cultural traditions of the Vietnamese people such as: Cham dance, Tac Xình (Shan Chay community), Then singing (Tay, Nung, Thai ethnic group), Gliding Slương (Nung ethnic group), Gliding Palmi (Tay ethnic group), monochord solo performance, etc.
The performances of the night were performed by artists of Viet Bac Folk Dance Theater such as: People’s Artists Quang Vinh, Le Kheng, Kim Chung; Meritorious Artists Ngu Ba Thai, Minh Hue, and others such as Manh Tien, Duong Mien, Pham Tinh, Do Nhuan, Nong Viet Toai, Ha Tu Thien, Hong Hat, etc.
|A performance in the show. (Photo: Van Chi)
As one of the early attendees, Mr. Ashok Munshi, an Indian military veteran, said that he loves Vietnamese culture and regularly participates in performances of Vietnamese-based dance and music troupes whenever he has the opportunity.
“Through the melodies and lyrics that the artists bring to the program, we Indians will understand more about Vietnamese culture and Vietnam itself,” Mr. Munshi shared.
Held in New Delhi, the Vietnam Days in India 2022 program not only introduces the beauty of the country, people and unique features of Vietnamese culture to the Indian public but also contributes to fostering the traditional friendship and tourism development between the two countries.
Within the framework of Vietnam Days in India 2022, there will be Vietnamese Cultural Space on December 13 and Vietnam Tourism Promotion Forum in India on December 14.
|Delegates attended the Art Program “Magical Night”. (Photo: Van Chi)
The Vietnam Days in India 2022 program is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Embassy of Vietnam in India, partners: MarknB Company, Le Bros. Co., Ltd. (Le Bros), and sponsors: Vietjet (the official carrier of the Program), Coca-Cola Vietnam organizes.
This is also the second time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has selected India as a destination for the Vietnam Days Abroad series. Previously, Vietnam Days in India was first celebrated in early March 2018 on the occasion of the bilateral visit of the late President Tran Dai Quang to India.