Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 | Last Update : 05:30 AM IST

112th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra26766514900710695 Tamil Nadu147324973102099 Delhi115346932363446 Karnataka4407717391846 Gujarat43723305552070 Uttar Pradesh3972424981983 Telangana3774524840375 Andhra Pradesh3301917467408 West Bengal3283819931980 Rajasthan2557119169524 Haryana2262817090312 Madhya Pradesh1900513575673 Bihar1885313019143 Assam178081217451 Odisha14280986496 Jammu and Kashmir111736223195 Kerala8931443835 Punjab85115663213 Chhatisgarh4379327520 Jharkhand4225242836 Uttarakhand3686286750 Goa2753160718 Tripura218315382 Manipur167210200 Puducherry153182918 Himachal Pradesh130993810 Nagaland8963460 Chandigarh60044610 Arunachal Pradesh3871453 Meghalaya318462 Mizoram2381590 Sikkim211860
  India   All India  31 Aug 2019  'Namaste Pacific' - Culture of countries in Pacific region showcased in Delhi

'Namaste Pacific' - Culture of countries in Pacific region showcased in Delhi

ANI
Published : Aug 31, 2019, 9:14 am IST
Updated : Aug 31, 2019, 9:14 am IST

Traditional masks and artefacts from Papua New Guinea and Pacific Green furniture and other products from Fiji were also displayed.

Speaking to ANI during the event, Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu highlighted the importance of people to people links between India and the countries in the Pacific region which received a boost through an event like Namaste Pacific. (Photo: ANI)
 Speaking to ANI during the event, Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu highlighted the importance of people to people links between India and the countries in the Pacific region which received a boost through an event like Namaste Pacific. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji jointly organised a cultural event 'Namaste Pacific' here to showcase in India the culture of the Pacific countries.

Speaking to ANI during the event, Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu highlighted the importance of people to people links between India and the countries in the Pacific region which received a boost through an event like Namaste Pacific.

"I think it is appropriate that we celebrate Pacific culture in India, a country which is becoming an important country in the Pacific region. India is highly respected among the pacific country, and so an event like this is highly appropriate," said Sidhu.

"I see this as a natural gathering of countries that share a great deal together. This evening is one example of looking at the things that unite the countries of Indo-Pacific.

A curated menu including the national drink Kava from Fiji and dishes slow-cooked in an earth oven using heated rocks in a pit oven specially dug for the purpose at the New Zealand High Commission were among the cuisine showcased at the event.

Aaradhna, a multi-award-winning R&B and soul artist from New Zealand, performed with her band. Aaradhna is part Indian and part Samoan and has to her credit four individual albums.

Traditional masks and artefacts from Papua New Guinea and Pacific Green furniture and other products from Fiji were also displayed.

There was also showcase of the International Solar Alliance and Pollinate Energy based in Australia, Nepal and India, and solar lanterns from Barefoot College in Rajasthan.

The event saw the participation of members of the diplomatic community, government officials, business leaders, and cultural personalities.

Tags: namaste pacific
Location: India, Delhi