Indian Festival TEEJ …

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IMG_3465 The rains arrive with Indians celebrating another beautiful festival .Originating in UP and Rajasthan this is a celebration of love between spouses and lovers .Radha -Krishna are the epitome of love in our culture and mythology .
Swings ,hina,bangles and all Shingar and women look stunning ! There are special folk songs for this occassion .

The Rajasthan Academy Celebrated this day with a cultural programme .Dancers,musicians ,artists and lovers all thronged Dilli Haat besides the drizzle .Mr Lakhotia presided over the function .The core team comprised of Mr Gaurav Gupta and Sandeep Goel.

An elaborate celebration at the Korean Embassy .We worked hard as a team to make this festival super special .Colorful attires,beautifully decked up women ,music ,dance and a big spread of indian food made this evening truly HINDUSTANI ! Mr vijay Jolly ,Ms Pinky Anand,Mr Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma ,Vijay Goel ,Shamsher Mehndi and Ambassadors from various countries graced the occasion .IMG_2607

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Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations at India Gate

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IMG_1419The Gandhi Jayanti celebrated this year at India Gate by Precept films and Navin Jindal was spectacular .Thousands of people were present at the concert .Sunidhi Chauhan sang some beautiful patriotic songs with an amazing audience of Rahul Gandhi,John Abraham,Madhur Bhandarkar and Yuvraj Singh .Shalu jindal looked the perfect host .
A very special freedom fighter asked me for a picture and here he is !!

Gandhi Jayanti célébrations at India Gate

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IMG_1419The Gandhi Jayanti celebrated this year at India Gate by Precept films and Navin Jindal was spectacular .Thousands of people were present at the concert .Sunidhi Chauhan sang some beautiful patriotic songs with an amazing audience of Rahul Gandhi,John Abraham,Madhur Bhandarkar and Yuvraj Singh .Shalu jindal looked the perfect host .
A very special freedom fighter asked me for a picture and here he is !!

CELEBRATING LORD KRISHNAS BIRTHDAY ….JANAMASHTAMI

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IMG_0786The birth of the Hindu god Krishna is a big festival in India .The India International centre hosted a classical dance ,Kathak performance by Uma Sharma accompanied by Kumud dewan in the recital.It was avery well attended programme with lovers of culture who were mesmerised by the love tales of Lord Krishna .On the stage are Umaji and her dancers .In the picture are Mamta Sharma ,chairman of NCW accompanied by Kavita Ashok .

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY …INDIA

 

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IMG_0707PROUD AND PREVILEGED TO BE CITIZEN OF INDEPENDENT INDIA !!The Russian cultural centre celebrated our Independence day with school kids and various artists performing with joy ,rejoicing in the fragrance of a free India!Diplomats ,politicians ,bureaucrats ,social activists all soaked the spirit of freedom !Special gratitude to the Russian Embassy for this initiative .Arvind Tyagi and Poornima of the cultural centre were supported by Roshni and Suhani Ashok who hosted the event with high energy !
Everywhere one can see celebrations .I attended the celebration of K.R Mangalam World school which added a twist to the event .The school awarded scholarships and medals to the capable citizens of tomorrows INDIA ! Great effort and great spirit !
Congratulations to all on this auspicious day !

ID with Minister of External affairs Mr Salman Khurshid and more

IMG_0627IMG_0626The bonus of Id came in the form of me meeting Swami Nityanand at Mr Salman Khurshidji’s home .The spirit of the festival buzzed in their home while Mrs Khurshid laid out a lavish spread .I reuqested their son to do this picture as this moment was memorable indeed.Seen in the picture are Mr Salman Khurshid,Swami Nityanandji,Kavita Ashok and Shri Kishore Gandhi .
The feast at Mr Rehmans home was splendid indeed ! Also met Ambassadors of Bosnia and Congo enjoying Biryani and sewayian!A short visit to Haryana chief Minister Mr Hudda was a hushed affair because he was leaving for some place himself .
The high point was wishing the Vice president of India Mr Ansari a Very Mubarak Id as he was also visiting someone when I reached ,hence a telephonic conversation was all I could get ! I wish all a very peaceful time ahead !Id Mubarak !