Riyadh, November 19 : Embassy of India, Riyadh organised a week-long cultural extravaganza “Pravasi Parichay” depicting Indian cultural heritage and tradition. Indian expatriate from different states of India showcased traditional culture, art, dance, songs, food, clothes, ornaments, jewellery etc of their respective states.
During the three days representatives of different states presented their programs. The first day began with the performances by Kerala, UP, Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi. Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra displayed on the second day. Finally it was the day of Andhra Pradesh, Odhissa and Gujarat on the third day.
Earlier, en exhibition of photographs of Indian historical monuments by eminent journalist and photographer K N Wasif was held. Indian ambassador Suhel Ajaz Khan felicitated Wasif on this occasion.
Representing Telangana various festivals like batukamma, Bonalu etc. was displayed. Shoaib Mohiuddin alongwith his son Haroon Shoaib and other students performed Marfa and dance in Hyderabad baraat. The group included eleventh class students of New Middle East International School and International Indian School, Riyadh.
Teachers of Yara Internatuional School, Shaheen Afroz and Arshiya presented Sulaiman Khatib’s famous poetic play “Saas Bahu” and Shaheen Afroz presented the poem “mere Sajan Dubai se aa Jao” written by Typical Jagtyali.
On this occasion, an exhibition of paintings by Syed Khalid Karen’s daughter Dr. Syeda Juweria Khalid was also held. She presented samples of her watercolour and acrylic paintings and also calligraphy. She is a alumnus of International Indian School Riyadh and completed Doctor of Phamacy from Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad. She has been fond of paintings since childhood.
Eng. Mohammed Mubeen was the coordinator for. Telangana representation in the event.
Considering the extraordinary interest of NRIs in the program, the Embassy has decided to organise this program on annual basis