North East India showcased in Egypt

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Embassy of India in Cairo, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs showcased North East India through a photo exhibition and dance performance on August 24 last.
This event was part of the Government of India’s ongoing efforts to promote North East India in the international arena and highlight the rich culture, traditions and tourism potentials of the North East.
The exhibition featured photos of the socio-cultural life, the religious practices and festivals from the states, like Horn Bill Festival and Bihu, besides other festivals and aspects from different states of North East India.
The officials and diplomats from the Embassy of India explained to the spectators, the background behind each of the photographs. A troupe from Manipur also gave a demonstration of the Manipuri martial arts Thang Ta, besides the enchanting dance of Basanta Ras.
This event also marked 70 years of India’s diplomatic relationship with Egypt.
India and Egypt, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, have enjoyed a history of close contact from ancient times, who have established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level since 18 August, 1947.
The Ambassador of India to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharya said, “This is just the beginning, many such events are in the pipeline in the coming year.
The tourism seminar to be held in Cairo in September 2017, in coordination with ITO Dubai would also feature North East India among the many attractions in India for Egyptian tourists.
The Embassy of India thanked the state governments for their involvement in the event and urged them to participate in future events so that the more of this vast landscape of India is exposed to the international arena.