The fourth edition of the mega cultural festival, India by the Nile, will be organized by India in Egypt to showcase diversity of the country’s culture, arts, music, films and cuisine for building enduring partnerships between the two ancient civilisations.
“The tradition that began four years ago needs to be continued in this beautiful country of Egypt and India by the Nile 2016 will be bigger and wider than before,” said India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya.
The festival will be held in several cities in Egypt like Cairo, Alexandria, Ismaila, Port Saeed, Bani Suef and Sharm el-Sheikh.
The 14-day festival will start from April 23 with an event entitled Women of Substance during which a number of distinguished Egyptian women will be honoured. “We wish to recognise and record an appreciation for the women of Egypt for the tremendous roll that they have played in taking this great country forward,” Bhattacharyya said.
The festival, which is organised by the Embassy of India in Egypt in collaboration with entertainment company Teamwork Arts, is a celebration of contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film, food and literature, the Indian embassy said in a statement.
It will brings food fiesta by Indian celebrity chef and entrepreneur Vikram S Udaygiri. A Bollywood workshop by trainer Gilles Ghuyen will be held and a performance entitled Love Story - Bollywood Musical will be performed during the festival days, the statement said. —THR