Manama, October 12 (BNA) From Bad Bahrain, where the entrance to the old city of Manama with all its cultural and historical heritage, cultural activities to commemorate the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Bahrain. India was launched this evening.
The meeting was attended by President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Consular and Administrative Affairs Tawfiq Al-Mansour, Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava, in addition to the prominent diplomatic presence and active personalities in both Bahrain and Bahrain. Indian communities and those interested in cultural affairs.
On this occasion, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa said: “Culture has always brought us together to celebrate our common heritage and history, and today we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bahrain and India.”
“With life returning to normal in Bahrain, Little India returns to Manama to open new horizons for cultural exchange between the two countries and through our program we present Indian culture with all its antiquity and beauty to all visitors to Manama.”
She stressed that Manama is a city of coexistence, where pluralism reflects the richness of cultures that meet on its land.
The Indian Embassy in Bahrain thanked all the supporters of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Program of Indo-Bahraini Relations, the Indian community, Little India, and the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities team for their contributions to this culture. Completion.
She emphasized that their work enhances Bahrain’s position as a destination for cultural openness and coexistence among the various segments of society.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Consular and Administrative Affairs Tawfiq Al-Mansour stressed the depth of the existing bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India.
He referred to the strength of relations between the two countries in various fields.
“October 12th is a historic day between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India, and while we see the flag of the Republic of India in Bab Al Bahrain, the Bahraini flag is now proudly fluttered at Qutub Minar in the Indian capital, New Delhi. It is one of the most beautiful historical monuments in India.
“This occasion is yet another achievement in the relations between the two countries as today we celebrate not only fifty years of official diplomatic relations but centuries of deep-rooted friendship.”
He expressed his gratitude to Her Excellency Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, for her outstanding efforts to hold this wonderful event and her valuable role in preserving Bahrain’s history, heritage and culture.
Ambassador Tawfiq Al-Mansour affirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain’s appreciation for its relations with the Republic of India and welcomed future opportunities to further develop this historic and friendly partnership for many years to come.
Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava said, “I am delighted to be part of this great occasion of the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
We have just witnessed the historic moment of lighting the monuments of Bab Al Bahrain with the three colors of the Indian flag and Qutb Minar with the Bahraini national colours.
“These are celebrations of our deeply rooted civilizational relations and the multifaceted bilateral cooperation that has been enhanced and diversified over the years with vision, direction and strong commitment from the leadership of our two countries.
“I would like to thank the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities for organizing the wonderful week-long celebrations – starting today – at Little India in Bahrain in the heart of Manama.
I also thank the Indian community and our Bahraini friends for their support.
“I am confident that the long-standing dynamic partnership between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain will reach even greater heights in the future.”
The opening ceremony began with a light show of the Indian flag on the facade of Bab Al Bahrain, where the Bahrain Police Band performed a singing show.
Fans at Bat Bahrain will enjoy evenings of Bahraini and Indian music performances at Bab Al Bahrain until October 19.
Then the celebration moved to the rhythm of the Bahrain Police Band to the “Made in Bahrain” shop – where Indian artist Jaywant Naidu will play traditional Indian folklore – followed by the opening of the “Little India” market, passing through the various beautiful items. Bahrain Gate.
This continues on a daily basis until October 19 from 6pm to 9pm where various Indian and Bahraini products, dishes and handicrafts will be on display. Then, the Mohammed bin Faris Ensemble presented a folkloric musical show of the most beautiful and authentic Bahraini traditional music.
After the tour in Manama, which also includes a visit to a traditional Indian temple, the activities moved to the cultural hall where a traditional folkloric performance by Indian artist Jawent Naidu was held, at 8 pm as part of the Bahrain International Music Festival – within its framework. 30th Edition. While performing, the artist Jaywant, along with other musicians, performed North Indian classical music on the guitar – a musical instrument he began learning to use when he was eight years old.
The program to celebrate the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations between Bahrain and India includes two lectures at the Bahrain National Museum on the relations between the two countries – on October 13 at 7 pm by Bob Thacker and on October 17 at 7 pm by Speaker Yousef Salahuddin.
Meanwhile, interactive activities will begin on October 15, with a photography tour of Little India organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities in collaboration with Photo Bahrain and Fujifilm at 5 pm. On October 16th, the Art Center will host two workshops on hand-drawn solid printing that will be moderated by the Cala Foundation for Art Design.
In the interest of the public’s safety and following the precautionary and preventive measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities indicates that attendance at internal events is limited to those who have obtained the Green Shield, while those who have been vaccinated and unvaccinated can attend outdoor activities within the permitted numbers. determined by the Authority.
The program to celebrate the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations between Bahrain and India is held in cooperation with the Indian Embassy in Bahrain, in addition to the following cultural associations: Maharashtra Cultural, Bahrain Odia Samaja, Telugu Kala Samethi, Bahrain Kannada Sangha and Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam.
Gold sponsors of the program include Lulu International Group, RB Group of Companies, BKGH Holdings Group of Hindu Merchants, VKL Holding Group and The Ant Group.
Silver sponsors of the program are Bahrain Indian Society, State Bank of India, New India Insurance and Paint Asia.
For more details, you can visit the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities website www.culture.gov.bh or follow the authority’s accounts on social media at CultureBah.