New Delhi [India], Mar.30 : The Delhi Karnataka Sangha organization, represented by its president, Vasanth Shetty Bellare, and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India, jointly hosted a concert here as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and India.
The event, which was held on Wednesday evening, featured artists from the Center of Indian Classical Dance in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
It is the first such a center in Kazakhstan and Central Asia as a whole. Artists performed under the direction of Kazakhstan's well known cultural figure and member of the International Council of Dance of UNESCO Akmaral Kaynazarova.
They performed both Indian classical dances and national dances and songs of the Kazakh people. Among the guests at the event were well known public figures of India, representatives of business circles, Friendship Society of Kazakhstan and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India, besides members of the media and the diplomatic corps.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan in India Bulat Sarsenbayev was the chief guest. The Managing Director of the Nayak Group, Arvind Nayak, was the honorary guest. The highlight of the concert was the performance of Akmaral Kaynazarova and dancers of the center embodying the symbiosis of Kazakh national and Indian classical dances "Consonance of Kazakh-Indian rhythms".
In addition, each dance was accompanied by a short story about the history of the dance, as well as the contribution of dance to the cultural heritage of the people.