Soorya Kuwait Chapter, in association with UAE Exchange, staged the 'Soorya India Festival 2015' on the evening of 27 November at the Indian Community School Auditorium (Sr.), Salmiya, Kuwait. A.K. Srivastava, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy, inaugurated the festival, which aims to promote international integration through culture, by lighting the lamp, along with Renjith Pillai, Business Development Manager, UAE Exchange, Vijay Karayil, President, and B.S. Pillai, General Secretary. The Embassy Official appreciated Soorya Kuwait Chapter for its excellent efforts in promoting the rich Indian culture. General Secretary welcomed the Audience.
The program, a mix of three oldest dance forms of India – a Bharatanatyam, a Katahk and an Odissi by recognized artistes from India, mesmerized the audience of all age groups gathered. The first part of the program was a Kathak by Pandit Rajendra Gangani and a Bharatanatyam recital by growing dancer Sreelatha Vinod. Renowned Kathak exponent Pandit Rajendra Gangani presented a scintillating kathak dance and succeeded in charming the audience. With her beautiful presence and innate grace, Sreelatha was very strong in rhythm and this aspect came through attractively in her recitals, which was true entertainment.
The second part of the program was an Odissi Dance (Solo) by internationally acknowledged dancer Rahul Acharya, who captivated the audience with his brilliant movements. Later, the artistes were honored with gifts for their outstanding recitals. Renjith Pillai and Vijay Karayil presented the gifts.
Soorya has been disseminating Indian art and culture through music and dance with its 19 chapters all over the world. “We are committed to propagate the rich Indian art and culture with the active support of Chief Patron Dr. B.R. Shetty, Managing Director, NMC Group of Companies," said Soorya Krishnamurthy.