'Egypt on the Banks of the Ganges Festival', inspired by 'India by the Nile' has been set for the second part of 2018. The country is preparing for what is believed to be Egypt's the largest foreign Culture Festival.
17 March marked the final day of the sixth edition of 'India by the Nile Festival'. The sixth edition was held at important venues across Cairo, Alexandria, and Port Said. The festival delivered an exciting amalgamation of contemporary and classical Indian music, dance. puppet theatre, visual arts, food and yoga.
The cultural fest is a means of encouraging participation from artists of both the nations.
The idea for the festival came up during the meeting of the joint Egyptian-Indian committee. The meeting was headed by Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and India's Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on 23 March.
During the meeting prospects and the possibility of increasing the number of scholarships granted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations was also talked about. An additional Arabic language instruction centre in India under Al-Azhar University will also be opened.
The meeting also covered various economic, political and cultural aspects.