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Representational picture of India's ties with the Netherlands: The Director, Netherlands, Rudolf Van Berg at the presentation of the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal nominated film ‘A Real Vermeer’ during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa on November 27, 2016.(PIB Photo)

Festival of India to be Held in Netherlands on Jan 26, 27

A Festival of India is being organized in the Netherlands from 26 January – 27 March 2017 to showcase diverse Indian culture, including classical and folk dances, music, and exhibition on hand-made ethnically sourced silk clothes and accessories.

The events will be held in the cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam/Maastricht, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Groningen.

During the Festival, the following events will be showcased:

A 13-member Kathak Dance by Aditi Mangaldas Kathak Dance Group ;

A 15-member Bhojpuri Folk Dance from North Zone Cultural Centre ;

A 4-member Classical Instrumental Music Group of Subhash Ghosh ;

A 3-member Exhibition-cum-Demonstration on Handmade ethnically sourced silk clothes and accessories by Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director, Sewa Bharat ; and

A 10-member Bhartnatyam Dance by Dr Sanddhya V. Pureccha.

The Ministry of Culture is holding these festivals abroad and Cambodia in January while in Ghana, the Indian mission will hold a Festival of India in four cities of Ghana from January 25 to March 16, 2017.

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