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Consulate General of India Frankfurt organised the first ever Indien Fest at Rossmarkt in Frankfurt on 1st September 2018. The event was supported by India Tourism, the City of Frankfurt, Indian cultural Associations and media partner Antenne Frankfurt

As part of the event, around hundred artists representing over 20 Cultural Associations performed around 30 Indian classical, semi-classical and modern dance and song items in the day long event. In addition to #Ayurveda and #Yoga stalls, there were 22 food, handicraft and info stalls put up by Indian State associations offering regional delicacies and specialities. Apna Frankfurt - First Bollywood Radio - Launch Event!, a new radio app catering to Indian music was officially launched on the day. The highlight of the event was the musical concert by the internationally acclaimed violin artist Dr. L. Subramaniam, famous Indian playback singer, Ms. Kavita Krishnamurthy and their musical accompanists.

The event was officially inaugurated by Consul General Ms. Pratibha Parkar, Deputy Mayor of the City of Frankfurt, Mr. Klaus Möbius, representing the Lord Mayor of Frankfurt Mr. Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmannn, the convenor of Friends of India group, Mr. Ajit Ranade, Dr. L. Subramaniam and Ms. Kavita Krishnamurthy. Consul General addressed and congratulated the efforts put in by the Friends of India group, an initiative of CGI Frankfurt, launched to bring together all the Indian cultural organisations on one single platform with an objective to reach out to the Indian community and to synergise the cultural activities being carried out by the respective socio-cultural Indian organisations to create a greater impact and visibility on the myriad aspects of Indian culture.

The core objective of the Indien Fest was to showcase the diversity of arts, culture, traditions across India. The event provided a unique experience of India in Frankfurt. Around 15-20,000 people visited the Fest making it a resounding success.

 
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