To celebrate the 70th year of diplomatic relations between Thailand and India, an event-studded Festival of India is being held in Bangkok and other major cities through December 2017. Throughout September, Bangkok will see numerous celebrations held at various locations across the city.
September 2nd and 3rd will see the dance-drama entitled “Sri Krishna” held at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. The performance brings to life many myths about the popular Hindu God Krishna and will be enacted by a 13-member dance team from the Sri Bharatakala Dance Academy, which includes a live orchestra.
The festival will also see a variety of food festivals. From September 11th to the 25th, he Rembrandt Hotel will play host to the Uttar Pradesh Food Festival, while the Shangri La Hotel will host the North East India Food Festival throughout the months of September and October.
A talk and exhibition on Ayurveda medicine, which is rooted in Indian herbal medicines and massages, will be held at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on September 23rd and 24th. Many Ayurvedic products, including herbal oils, powders, and drinks, will be on sale. On September 25th a language seminar entitled “The Influence of Sanskrit and Pali on South East Asian Languages, with Special Emphasis on Thai”, will be held at Chulalongkorn University. Sanskrit Guru, Prof Satyavrat Shastri, will be among the speakers at the conference. HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn, who is a noted Sanskrit scholar herself, will be in attendance.
A grand Indian art exhibition under the theme “India@70”, featuring some of the top contemporary Indian artists, will be held at the BACC from September 15th to October 1st. Among the Indian artists whose works will be on display, are top artists including Anajolie Ela Menon, Arpana Caur, Jatin Das, and Rameshwar Broota.
Stay tuned for more updates in our October issue of Bangkok 101 or visit www.indianembassy.in.th for more information.