Kathmandu, 11 February, 2018 : Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India has showcased Odissi dance recitals in Kathmandu to cerebrate the 70 years of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal and the Maha Shivaratri festival.
The event featured a most versatile 10-member Odissi dance troupe led by Dr. Sujata Mishra from Odissa, India. A noted Odissi dance exponent and choreographer, Dr Mishra has been contributing and invigorating Odissi dance form for the last four decades.
At the same event, the students and artistes of Indian Cultural Centre-Kathmandu performed various Folk dance forms.
Veteran Nepali actress Mithila Sharma graced the event as the chief guest and inaugurated the function together with Ambassador of India to Nepal Shri Manjeev Singh Puri.
Indian culture and its performing art forms have enjoyed love and appreciation across Nepal over the centuries. The backbone of this special and privileged partnership is the friendship and understanding between peoples of the two countries. It is this cultural bondage that has built solid bridges of friendship and understanding between our two nations. The affection of Nepali people towards India is immensely treasured in India.
To this end, this dance performance by the Odissi Dance troupe from India is an effort of the Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India aimed at further cementing our age-old bilateral relations, shared sensibilities, affinities and common cultural values. The visit of the 10-member Odissi troupe led by Dr. Sujata Mishra was supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. This event would contribute in enhancing people to people contacts in days ahead.