Head to the IGNCA com­plex in Delhi to ex­pe­ri­ence the Bhutanese way of life

The pro­gram that started on Septem­ber 23 will come to an end on Septem­ber 30. It kicks off ev­ery day at 10 am and car­ries on un­til 6 pm.

Bhutan Times - - Editorial - ( Cour­tesy: The In­dian Ex­press)

To com­mem­o­rate 50 years of for­mal diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Bhutan and In­dia from 1968 to 2018, The Royal Bhutanese Em­bassy in part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs of In­dia, the In­dian Coun­cil of Cul­tural Re­la­tions ( ICCR) and the IGNCA has or­gan­ised the Bhutan Week with the theme “Bhutan Week Cul­ture & Hap­pi­ness”, show­cas­ing the unique cul­ture of Bhutan through the arts and crafts, cul­tural per­for­mance, Bhutanese cui­sine, fash­ion, films, tourism and trade at the IGNCA com­plex in New Delhi.

The pro­gram that started on Septem­ber 23 will come to an end on Septem­ber 30. It kicks off ev­ery day at 10 am and car­ries on un­til 6 pm. The Bhutan Week is mainly held for the peo­ple of In­dia but will also be open to other vis­i­tors and the en­try is free for all.

Ac­cord­ing to the Em­bassy web­site, “The event will have a cross­sec­tion of 300 par­tic­i­pants from Bhutan who will show­case Bhutan’s rich cul­ture and the Bhutanese way of life.”

The on­go­ing Bhutan Week will fo­cus on 15 themes in­clud­ing Bhutan’s 13 forms of arts and crafts, mask and folk dances, liv­ing spir­i­tual her­itage, Bhutanese films, cui­sine, fash­ion, trade, con­tem­po­rary art, tourism, Bhutanese tex­tiles and emerg­ing fash­ion, Bhutanese high­land cul­ture, tra­di­tional medicine, photo ex­hi­bi­tion and sev­eral other in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Em­bassy web­site men­tions the main ob­jec­tives of Bhutan Week are “to cel­e­brate the spe­cial friend­ship be­tween Bhutan and In­dia, gen­er­ate greater ap­pre­ci­a­tion in In­dia for Bhutan as a gen­uine and friendly neigh­bour of In­dia, pro­mote Bhutan’s rich cul­ture and the Bhutanese way of life, and to pro­mote greater peo­ple- to- peo­ple re­la­tions and ex­pand busi­ness- to- busi­ness re­la­tions be­tween Bhutan and In­dia.”

Look­ing at the Bhutan Week as a “timely cel­e­bra­tion of the spe­cial friend­ship and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Bhutan and In­dia”, Bhutan Week en­com­pass­ing a range of events is the largest event on Bhutanese cul­ture to be ever held in In­dia.

Ac­cord­ing to the site, “These events will also give stu­dents, youth, and the friendly peo­ple of In­dia in­sights into Bhutan’s tan­gi­ble as well as in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage, cre­at­ing a plat­form for the ex­change of ideas and the pro­mo­tion of friend­ship.”

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