Maurya Kala Parisar, Kuwait is presenting its biennial event, a cultural evening 'Maurya Manch 2017' on Friday, 5 May, 2017, at Indian Embassy auditorium. The theme will depict the culture of eastern India along with an entertaining variety show.
Last year on 15 January 2016, Maurya Manch celebrated 20 years by inviting a special guest Mr. Anand Kumar Founder and Head of 'Ramanujan School of Mathematics'. The school runs evening classes for mathematics and 'Super30', which selects 30 meritorious talents from among the economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India's most prestigious institution – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The event was attended by Association members, students and parents and received coverage in newspapers in Kuwait and in India.
Continuing the tradition this year’s Guest will be Padma Shri Dr. C P Thakur, from Bihar, who revolutionized the concept of treatment of Kala-azar and is recognized as an international authority in this field, author of many books on medicine and winner of Dr. B. C. Roy National Award, Indian Medical Council. The Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain has agreed to attend the event.
In the last 21 years, Maurya Kala Parisar has strived to bring glimpses of region’s history and culture both ancient and modern to the Indian Diaspora in Kuwait. It is a challenge to do it while maintaining the fun quotient to keep the audience entertained and engaged. Therefore, Maurya Manch 2017 will also be a mix of the cultural heritage of the region along with entertainment inspired by the most popular Hindi film music and dance.
Last year stage performances included the representation of the 1942 Quit India movement with performers representing the heroes ‘Sahid Smarak at Patna’ to the song 'Kar chale ham fida', dances by kids on a medley of songs like 'Aao Bachon tumhen dikhayein', 'mohe panghat pe', 'Tukur Tukur' and 'Sorry Sorry', which was followed by energetic dances by ladies on ‘koi sehri babu’ and 'o meri Jethani'. Mr. Anand Kumar, Chief Guest had quipped, “A treat to watch, can’t believe not presented by professionals. I’m surprised and thrilled people away from their land of birth are able to maintain and spread their culture.”
This year, there will be a dance play and music, as well as quizzes on the region, a presentation of Dinkar Poetry by student winners and an exhibit of paintings made by students on the region.
Maurya Kala Parisar, founded in the year 1995 and registered with Indian Embassy in Kuwait is a highly active association of people from the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is dedicated to promote arts, culture and heritage of the region through events and activities of interest to Indian Community in Kuwait.
It conducted a highly successful event 4th Ethnic Food Festival for all families from Indian Community this year on 27 January, 2017. The day witnessed weather disruptions but Maurya Kala was able to bring the event due to the support of the participants who presented exotic dishes from Eastern Region of India. It also organized its 3rd Dinkar Poetry Awards in collaboration with Indian Embassy on 14 October, 2016. Sri Shubashis Goldar Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of India Kuwait initiated a new program by the Embassy to felicitate one student from each of the Indian Schools in Kuwait for Academic Excellence in Hindi. He also praised the efforts by Maurya Kala Parisar to hold Dinkar Poetry Awards.